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Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.  How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty.

In this fascinating book, global entrepreneurship expert, Daniel Isenberg, presents a completely novel way to approach business building—with the insights and lessons learned from a worldwide cast of entrepreneurial characters. Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid is about how enterprising individuals from around the world see hidden value in situations where others do not, use that perception to develop products and services that people initially don’t think they want, and ultimately go on to realize extraordinary value for themselves, their customers, and society as a whole. This book study is for readers who want to delve deeper into the book and make connections to the world of education.

Are you struggling to support all learners in your classroom in meeting the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards?  Are you looking for strategies that can support and enrich learning for all?

If so, join us!  The Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner provides a springboard for an in-depth study of the ELA CCSS and key strategies to support the many diverse learners in all classrooms.

Through face-to-face and online discussion, collaboration with colleagues, and additional resources from experts, participants gain confidence to engage ALL learners in grade level standards.

Audience:  Recommended for teams of teachers from schools or districts at all grade levels.