Acclaimed Author Paul Tough Comes to MICDS September 11-12
MICDS and its Parent Education Network are pleased to present a special program for parents with children of all ages, and for high school students, featuring acclaimed author Paul Tough. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Mary Eliot Chapel. Tough will discuss his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.
How Children Succeed introduces readers 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—Tough 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.
Paul Tough’s first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008.
He has written extensively about education, child development, poverty, and politics, including cover stories in the New York Times Magazine
on character education, the achievement gap, and the Harlem Children’s Zone. He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine
and Harper’s Magazine
and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.” He was the founding editor of Open Letters
, an online magazine. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker
, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times
. To learn more about Paul Tough, click here
Copies of How Children Succeed will be available at Left Bank Books, left-bank.com, beginning on September 4, and will also be on sale at this event.
Please RSVP here.
The RSVP link is also posted on the home page of www.micds.org.
Mr. Tough will lead a session for educators on Wednesday, September 12.