Becoming Brilliant

Becoming Brilliant

What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children

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In just a few years, today’s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that “content is king,” neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.

Becoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now. Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what’s being done right in schools today, this book introduces the 6Cs—collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence—along with ways parents can nurture their children’s development in each area.


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This book uses science to find out how people learn in order to suggest a new way to equip our children with the tools they need to become collaborative, creative, competent, and responsible citizens. When the LEGO Ideas Conference convened, there were 300 like-minded people gathered to start an educational movement. They were meeting because they recognized the disconnect between the way we are educating our children around the world and the needs of a modern society. The authors cite that change will require rethinking how children learn, appreciating that there is more than content, that the social child is best equipped to be the smart child, that creativity is the currency of our time, and that the best learning occurs when we fail along the way. res. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Becoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now. Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what’s being done right in schools today, this book introduces the 6Cs—collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence—along with ways parents can nurture their children’s development in each area.


Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781433822391
1433822393
Branch Call Number: 155.413 G581b
Characteristics: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy

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StarGladiator
Jul 26, 2016

// Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. \\
Oh yeah? Just what country or time period are these so-called employers in, and how did they suddenly become able to recognize intelligence????

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