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A faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education shares his personal journey, which sheds new light on antiquated school systems that fail a majority of students, and provides ideas and action items for change.
In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class. At eighteen, he was a high school dropout, stocking shelves at a department store for $4.25 an hour. Today, Rose is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education."Square Peg" illuminates the struggles of millions of bright young children--and their frustrated parents and teachers--who are stuck in a one-size-fits-all school system that fails to approach the student as an individual. Rose shares his own incredible journey from troubled childhood to Harvard, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology along with advances in the field of education, to ultimately provide a roadmap for parents and teachers of kids who are the casualties of America's antiquated school system. With a distinguished blend of humor, humility, and practical advice for nurturing children who are a poor fit in conventional schools, "Square Peg" is a game-changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms, and why today's dropouts could be tomorrow's innovators.
|Contributed by:||Ellison, Katherine|
|Publish Date:||Mar 05, 2013|
|Number of Pages:||256|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.8|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.8 x 6.0 x 1.0|
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