Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, 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 - Touch 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.
Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing the “essential life skills” children need to cope with modern life and achieve to their full potential. These seven skills are
These are the skills that prepare children for the modern life, skills that they will draw on now and for years to come. Galinsky describes strategies for teachers in their classrooms—and for families at home—to foster these critical cognitive and social-emotional skills.
One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture Shock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live.
In this frank discussion of the purpose, identity, and responsibility of early childhood care and education, the authors examine the major issues and leadership challenges that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new strategies for change, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This is a critical resource for anyone hoping to enact change in the early childhood field. From Teachers College Press.
Early Learning Materials
Early Learning in Bremerton School District
Enjoy our 7 minute video highlighting the literacy activities in the classrooms of Bremerton School Districts Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) members. A complete listing of the members can be found on the link below.