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The genius in every child : encouraging character, curiosity, and creativity in children

Author: Rick Ackerly
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ackerly, Rick.
Genius in every child.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012015240
(OCoLC)783147250
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Ackerly
ISBN: 9780762787234 0762787236 9780762787241 0762787244
OCLC Number: 815399674
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: into the woods --
Play position --
Parents : the first teachers --
Air-traffic controller --
Mr. Rick, air-traffic controller --
Education --
Discipline : how do we get children to behave? --
Virtue, character, and integrity --
Getting our children to talk --
Making them strong, letting them fail --
Self do it --
Self do it --
Boundary setting --
We are all new --
Getting our butterflies to fly in formation --
It's academic --
Engaging genius --
Freedom to read --
Acceleration --
Abilities, disabilities, and success --
Being literate --
Letting them struggle --
Getting our geniuses to dance together --
Holding their hands when they suffer --
Living in the tension --
What comes then goes --
Enthusiastic struggle --
Which way success? --
"Normal" difference, and the pursuit of genius --
Real men wear pink --
What's "normal"? --
Greatness --
The sound of silence --
Anatomy of a miracle --
Staying out of trouble --
Don't throw me in that briar patch --
Getting your comeuppance --
Good, bad, and integrity --
Safe to be bad --
Violence and evil --
The discipline of patience --
Let them teach you --
What would be the smart thing? --
Making mistakes --
Who's going to first grade? --
Who's saving whom? --
Being true to your genius --
Epilogue: mantras for working with children --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix: disciplines a'z --
Notes --
About the author.
Responsibility: Rick Ackerly.

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"In my work I am constantly reminded how an emphasis on achievement rather than on developing an authentic sense of self is creating an educational, emotional, and spiritual crisis in today's teens. Read more...

 
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