Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ellen Galinsky's MIND IN THE MAKING Gives Groundbreaking Advice on Child Development

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen GalinskyHow can teachers foster the skills that children need to achieve their full potential—the skills that will allow them to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning? Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute, has provided the answer in Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.

Here are Galinsky’s own studies and the findings of the most outstanding researchers in child development and neuroscience—grouped into seven critical areas in a child’s life: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning.

For each of these skills, Galinsky shows teachers what the studies have proven, and she provides numerous concrete things that teachers can do—starting today—to strengthen these skills in their students.

Also, be sure to check out Ellen's interview with Katie Couric!

Praise for Mind in the Making:
“A valuable resource! Ellen Galinsky’s extensive research reveals important insights into the science of early learning.”—Adele Faber, co-author of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we OUGHT to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s 21st century.”—Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour

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