Parents, you might want to make next Friday night (September 21) a date night. That’s when Meridian School will host NY Times Magazine contributing writer and editor, Paul Tough, who will discuss his upcoming book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
Here’s a review from Publishers Weekly:
“This American Life contributor Tough (Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America) tackles new theories on childhood education with a compelling style that weaves in personal details about his own child and childhood. Personal narratives of administrators, teachers, students, single mothers, and scientists lend support to the extensive scientific studies Tough uses to discuss a new, character-based learning approach.”