The Learning Habit

The Learning Habit

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A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works a€“ and what doesna€™t Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of a€œscreen time, a€ ita€™s hard for kids a€“ and parents a€“ to know whata€™s most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed a€“ not just do well a€œon the testa€ -- but develop the learning habits theya€™ll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those a€œstress timesa€ into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow a€“ skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond.Caleb was the cool new kid, he had the newest PlayStation Vita, and Landon was dying to play it. He begged his mother ... Landon: Mr. Price will give me a checkplus in the book, and then I will probably have 10 checks in a row and can skipanbsp;...

Title:The Learning Habit
Author:Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Rebecca Jackson, Robert Pressman
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-09-02


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