Beyond Intelligence

Beyond Intelligence

Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids

Book - 2014
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From two internationally recognized experts in the field of gifted education comes this timely exploration of how best to nurture a child's unique gifts, and set them on a path to a happily productive life -- in school and beyond.

What is intelligence? Is it really a have or have not proposition, as we've been led to believe? Are some children just destined to fall behind? Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster answer those questions with a resounding "No!" In Beyond Intelligence, they demonstrate that every child has the ability to succeed -- with the right support and guidance.

But how can parents provide that support? Matthews and Foster proceed from the assumption that knowledge is power, offering parents an information-packed guide to identifying a child's ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. Using case studies and anecdotes from their personal and professional experience, they explore different ways of learning; the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to best to provide emotional and social supports. They offer critical advice on how to work co-operatively with schools and educators, and address how to embrace failures as learning opportunities.

Drawing on the latest research in brain development and education theory, Beyond Intelligence is a must-read for today's parents and educators.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, House of Anansi Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781770894778
Branch Call Number: 649.1 MAT
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Foster, Joanne 1953-

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