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Great Minds and How to Grow Them

High Performance Learning

By Wendy Berliner, Deborah Eyre

© 2018 – Routledge

130 pages

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Description

Great Minds and How to Grow Them is a handbook for parents that shows how they can grow the minds of their children and teenagers and guide them to success both at school and in life. The latest neurological and psychological research is proving that most children are capable of reaching high levels of performance that were previously associated only with the gifted and talented.

Brains are malleable and IQ is not fixed yet, without parental engagement in their learning, many children don’t reach the levels of performance that are associated with academic success. Combining new knowledge with extensive research into how we learn, this book proves that by using simple, everyday techniques that are both rooted in research and accessible for parents, children can learn to learn more successfully.

There is room at the top of the class for many more children than we ever thought possible.

An engaging collaboration between a world-class academic and an award-winning journalist, this inspirational book includes chapters on:

  • how to develop a good home learning environment;
  • how to make the most of school;
  • how to develop values, attitudes and attributes that are associated with success at school and in life;
  • how to develop thinking and learning skills in the three ages of learning;
  • how to tackle potentially tricky areas like homework and adolescence.

This practical guide will be essential reading for parents, teachers and all those interested in helping children and young people to reach their full potential.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. The education revolution - most children can succeed at school but they need clever parenting based on the best education research

2. No-one is just a number - IQ isn’t capped and you can grow your child’s intelligence.

3. Home to success - the importance of a good home learning environment and how to create one in any home.

4. Think right - help your child think their way to high performance by flexing those learning muscles.

5. Behave yourself - developing human values, attitudes and attributes associated with success at school and in life.

6. Making the most of school as a parent – including parent types and the high performance learner.

7. The three ages of learning – and succeeding in all of them, including practical advice on homework and adolescence.

8. High performance learning on the move - the secrets of outings you can learn from that everyone can enjoy.

9. Parents - the missing link in education which costs children success at school.

About the Authors

Deborah Eyre is the Founder and CEO of High Performance Learning, a global social enterprise helping good schools become great. A former Global Education Director at Nord Anglia Education, senior academic, educational writer and influencer, she specialises in how the most able people think and learn.

Wendy Berliner is Joint Chief Executive of the Educational Media Centre. An award-winning education journalist, she has spent her career at the Guardian, the Independent and has edited the Times Educational Supplement. She cares passionately about the role of parents in developing the learning of their children.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General