What is intelligence? What can parents and teachers do to nurture it when it isn’t obvious and support it when it is? Drawing on insights from current brain research, Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster show that intelligence is not fixed rather, it can be increased. Through myriad anecdotes from personal experience and case studies, they reveal how parents can identify a child’s abilities, foster creativity, and bolster effort and persistence. They also address how to prevent or alleviate emotional and social problems, and how to embrace failures as learning opportunities. Beyond Intelligence is an essential guide for parents and educators, offering practical suggestions and strategies for raising smart, well-balanced, happily productive children.
|Publisher:||House of Anansi Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Dona Matthews Ph.D. and Joanne Foster Ed.D. are the authors of the award-winning Being Smart About Gifted Education, a finalist for the USA Best Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News. Both live in Toronto.
Table of Contents
1 Starting with Intelligence 5
2 Intelligence and Creativity 27
3 The Changing Demands of Parenting: Diapers to Diplomas 51
4 A Parents' Guide to Tests and Assessments 87
5 Education: Parents' Roles at School 107
6 Education: Teachers' Roles, Responsibilities, and Requirements 129
7 Decision-Making about Schooling 153
8 Possible Complications 175
9 The Social Context: Friends and Others 209
10 Raising Children to Thrive 233
About the Authors 289
Beyond Intelligence is an outstanding guide to optimizing children's intellectual development, self worth, self discipline and flexibility. Easy to read, although based on the latest research. As Carol Dweck, the world renowned developmental psychologist says, "Your children will thank you", if you read this book.