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Excellent Sheep

Author : William Deresiewicz
ISBN : 9781476702728
Genre : Education
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A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.

How To Raise An Adult

Author : Julie Lythcott-Haims
ISBN : 9781627791786
Genre : Family & Relationships
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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Reach For Greatness

Author : Yong Zhao
ISBN : 9781506316116
Genre : Education
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How do you close the achievement gap? Start by changing the question. When we use the achievement gap to define success, we shortchange our students. It’s time to recognize that the potential for greatness lies in a unique form within each child—and that the goal of education should be to encourage and develop it. This inspiring manifesto brings in research from different disciplines and demonstrates how to uncover individual greatness by giving students control of their learning. You’ll also find: Strategies for implementing personalizable education Examples showing practices that have gone wrong—and right Guidance for teaching disadvantaged students

What The Ivy League Won T Teach You

Author : William Deresiewicz
ISBN : 9781612301105
Genre : Education
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The Death Of Friendship

Author : William Deresiewicz
ISBN : 9781612301280
Genre : Business & Economics
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Perspecta 29

Author : William Deresiewicz
ISBN : 0262540924
Genre : Architecture
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The issue presents contemporary American projects that representanother generation ofcommitment to activist practice—continuing toapproach design as a socially engaged,oppositional mission.

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