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The Resource How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough

How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough

Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
Title
How children succeed
Title remainder
grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
Statement of responsibility
Paul Tough
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 this audiobook the author argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. The audiobook 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, the author traces the links between childhood stress and life success. 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 help children growing up in poverty. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children's lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, as the author's reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things. This audiobook has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, how we construct our social safety net and also to change our understanding of childhood itself
Cataloging source
TANCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tough, Paul
Dewey number
372.210973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
General adult
LC call number
LB1139.25
LC item number
.T68 2012
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Dan John Miller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Dan John.
  • Tantor Media
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Early childhood education
  • Cognitive styles in children
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1412421
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452638140
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412421
  • (OCoLC)796943222
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1412421
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452638140
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412421
  • (OCoLC)796943222
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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