Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children[BOOKS] ⚦ Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children Author Roberta Michnick Golinkoff – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In just a few years, today s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents While the US economy becomes ever information drive What Science ePUB ↠ In just a few years, today s children and teens will forge Becoming Brilliant: PDF \ careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or Brilliant: What Science PDF/EPUB Ã grandparents While the US economy becomes ever information driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that content is king, neglecting other skills that st century citizens sorely needBecoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what s being done right in schools today, this book introduces the Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence along with ways parents can nurture their children s development in each area. This is a book that reinforces what I have already read about, incorporate into my educational values, and try to use in my professional practice as a school librarian teacher My school library colleagues will already be familiar with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills frequently mentioned in this book, and they will recognize the 6Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence as the concepts on which our AASL national standards for st This is a book that reinforces what I have already read about, incorporate into my educational values, and try to use in my professional practice as a school librarian teacher My school library colleagues will already be familiar with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills frequently mentioned in this book, and they will recognize the 6Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence as the concepts on which our AASL national standards for students are based So, none of this is new The utility of the book for me is in the framework the authors provide with a chart that suggests that these soft, but essential skills can be seen at four levels of mastery, and in the examples they provide that help to differentiate among what the levels look like The book is written to provide suggestions for educators and parents about how to help children and adults develop these skills So I should probably start out by saying, that I am probably not the target audience for this book Not because I am an allstar parent I literally let my son get kicked in the head yesterday by a grown woman , or so brilliant myself, but because what this book is really about is the state of American students and the skills we are and,urgently, are not helping them develop Because of my work, this is a topic I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about and a lot of time internalizin So I should probably start out by saying, that I am probably not the target audience for this book Not because I am an allstar parent I literally let my son get kicked in the head yesterday by a grown woman , or so brilliant myself, but because what this book is really about is the state of American students and the skills we are and,urgently, are not helping them develop Because of my work, this is a topic I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about and a lot of time internalizing about was I really ready for college and career If I was, wouldn t I know what I wanted to be when I grow up by this point , and I found this book to be really shallow The authors spend a lot of time talking about the 6 Cs or the set of soft skills that people need to develop to be successful in life These aren t a terribly controversial list they re things like critical thinking and confidence , and it s similarly non controversial to suggest that our schools aren t doing a great job at this That being said, the picture they paint isn t terribly nuanced It doesn t effectively portray the diversity in the American school system, focusing faron its failures than efforts toward success, nor does it effectively portray the context of unqualified teachers, students who arrive in the classroom already far behind, and Ed schools that churn out graduates without any accountability It focuses a LOT on scripted curricula, which, yes, is a thing but isn t THE thing and if they were to vanish today our worst schools wouldn t suddenly be filled with teachers who are free to finally Michelle Pfeiffer the hell out of those poor, poor kids While the book tries to be solutions oriented especially for parents who likely are its target audience , to me, the balance seemed off The authors seemed to devote fartime to sharing diffuse anecdotes that sometimes seemed only tangentially related to the skills they were meant to exemplify that concrete action steps for anyone actually interested in increasing these skills.I 100% agree that the content of this book is important, and I don t think the authors were necessarily wrong about much of anything But I also don t think it was terribly effective, at least not for anyone who has spent any time at all thinking about these things Creativity and problem solving skills are the critical ideas highlighted by many of the scientists I have already read and revere Carol Dweck, Elena Bodrova Deborah Leong, Vygotsky and in Becoming Brilliant, Golinkoff and Hirsh Pasek quote their work to make the case that stressing learning facts and content is the wrong approach for educators and parents Science has shown repeatedly that children learn best through play Actually, so do adults Successful schools and workplaces will emphas Creativity and problem solving skills are the critical ideas highlighted by many of the scientists I have already read and revere Carol Dweck, Elena Bodrova Deborah Leong, Vygotsky and in Becoming Brilliant, Golinkoff and Hirsh Pasek quote their work to make the case that stressing learning facts and content is the wrong approach for educators and parents Science has shown repeatedly that children learn best through play Actually, so do adults Successful schools and workplaces will emphasize collaboration and the soft skills needed to come up with new solutions I didn t necessarily learn lots of new things, and I felt a bit like the choir being preached to, but I enjoyed geeking out with this book Another one of those parenting books that really would ve been better as a pamphlet I totally agree with the authors that content isn t the most important component of learning, especially in a changing world, and I appreciated their input on how to findlearning opportunities for our children and ourselves. Some good, if to me anyway obvious information in here Mostly it made me a little depressed that our schools can t keep up with what s important and that we still focus so much on memorizing facts that students can literally access at any time as opposed to how to work with people, which I think kids today are lacking in a major way due to the fact that they have constant access But there are a few good pointers for parents in here and how to think about where you are on these 6 Cs they ve c Some good, if to me anyway obvious information in here Mostly it made me a little depressed that our schools can t keep up with what s important and that we still focus so much on memorizing facts that students can literally access at any time as opposed to how to work with people, which I think kids today are lacking in a major way due to the fact that they have constant access But there are a few good pointers for parents in here and how to think about where you are on these 6 Cs they ve come up with So how can we fix the school system I wantaction items for that A good book for a new parent trying to figure out what my kid needs Will need to re read it when LO is about 3, though Still, good Distilled research into a popular format Easy to read. The authors make up a catchy slogan called the 6 C s Collaboration, Communication, Content, Critical Thinking, Creative Innovation, and Confidence, and spend a lot of time discussing each of these and their sub levels I agree with a lot of the concepts and techniques discussed, but the approach was valueless and Godless Even when discussing countries that expressly try to inculcate moral values into their educational methods, the authors ignore this educational priority and try to explain o The authors make up a catchy slogan called the 6 C s Collaboration, Communication, Content, Critical Thinking, Creative Innovation, and Confidence, and spend a lot of time discussing each of these and their sub levels I agree with a lot of the concepts and techniques discussed, but the approach was valueless and Godless Even when discussing countries that expressly try to inculcate moral values into their educational methods, the authors ignore this educational priority and try to explain other reasons why such countries succeed in educating their children.These are the same authors who wrote Einstein Never Used Flashcards Why Our Children Need to Play More and Memorize Less As if American schools are failing because students spend too much time trying to memorize their multiplication tables What rubbish Ask people like Dr Ben Carson about memorization he did extremely poorly in math until his mother made him sit down and memorize his multiplication tables, after which he immediately excelled.There are some good nuggets, though The authors talk about countries that adopt a teacher scholar model of education in which the teachers views themselves as learning alongside the children In other words, teachers are no longer tasked with pouring knowledge into the children s empty heads they are constructing knowledge together with the children What I think is funny is that the authors never mention homeschool even once But most of the techniques they advocate are implemented in homeschools all over the country Parents increasingly recognize the shortcomings of public schools, many of which are highlighted in this book, and pull their kids out to do the teaching themselves, using again many of the techniques highlighted in this book Homeschooling mothers very much adopt the teacher scholar model of education referenced above and thoroughly enjoy learning with their children.One interesting concept discussed in the book is the flipped classroom where students listen to lectures at home and do what used to be homework problems together in class Rather than enforcing student passivity, everyone gets to talk in class and operate on the material This puts the responsibility for learning squarely on the shoulders of the students it changes a passive, sit and listen environment to a creative and dynamic class in which student participation is the norm and not the exception Near the end of the book when the authors said drop the idea that learning only happens in schools and in textbooks, I thought of what Mark Twain said Don t let schooling interfere with your education Amen But let s not adopt the idea that learning only happens when at play or when socializing This is a critical read for all The six Cs have such implications for improving not just our educational curricula but our day to day interactions with children wherever they are. I just finished reading Becoming Brilliant by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD and Kathy Hirsh Pasek, PhD I think it is an important book for parents and educators to read Here are some of the main points that stood out to me as I summarize my notes for each chapter.Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity and confidence have been identified through scientific research as key skills all children need to meet their future with success If scientist do not share what I just finished reading Becoming Brilliant by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD and Kathy Hirsh Pasek, PhD I think it is an important book for parents and educators to read Here are some of the main points that stood out to me as I summarize my notes for each chapter.Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity and confidence have been identified through scientific research as key skills all children need to meet their future with success If scientist do not share what we know, the void will be filled by those with little experience or with values that arein line with the market place than with the betterment of children p 8.Success has been redefined in our new Age of Information how will we broaden our vision and expand our educational environments so these key skills arelikely to flourish Do a greenfield experiment with my classroom what would I build if there were no constraints Encourage real thinking with high doses of creativity and innovation Build a classroom environment that fosters playful exploration, collaboration and problem solving.It is important to understand the necessity of building soft skills in schools Children are farthan the grades they earn p 55.Theself control and social competence expected, thelikely it will show When practiced through collaborative projects an identified through reflective discussions these skills develop and grow.Effective communication fuels collaboration Effective communication is built on careful listening with attention to empathy.Information is everywhere and easy to find Learning is not about content or knowing a bit about lots of things Learning is gaining a deepening understanding of the process of acquiring, interpreting and applying information so that the learner is transformed.Critical thinking is key to understanding and making informed decisions that will lead to new opportunities.Make space for play, for reflections, for what ifs, and what s next and for dreaming of possibilities.You have to be willing to try You have to be willing to fail You have to examine the process and move forward engage, persist, envision, express, reflect experiment, hypothesize, questions revise cycle through again.Creators of effective learning environments embrace the responsibility for nurturing growth in all the essential skills the 6C s required for success They attend to the growth of the whole child Pretty good book by two experts in education My one year old is still too tiny for me to apply most of thier insights, which are largely geared towards school age children This book has just as much, if not , to say to policy makers and teachers Though I daresay must teachers already know that children are poorly served by the politicians emphasis on standardized tests to evaluate performance Two major themes of the book 1 emphasis on standardized testing is bad and generally counterpr Pretty good book by two experts in education My one year old is still too tiny for me to apply most of thier insights, which are largely geared towards school age children This book has just as much, if not , to say to policy makers and teachers Though I daresay must teachers already know that children are poorly served by the politicians emphasis on standardized tests to evaluate performance Two major themes of the book 1 emphasis on standardized testing is bad and generally counterproductive to deep learning 2 Children need to loosely structured play in order to encourage deep learning Asking children questions is better than giving them answers Parents should encourage and model problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration, calculated risk taking and acceptance of failure The arts are important I m convinced that we should eliminate standardized testing in grade school and figure out smarter ways to evaluate student and teacher performance

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising
    Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising seems stuck on the idea that content is king, neglecting other skills that st century citizens sorely needBecoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what s being done right in schools today, this book introduces the Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence along with ways parents can nurture their children s development in each area. This is a book that reinforces what I have already read about, incorporate into my educational values, and try to use in my professional practice as a school librarian teacher My school library colleagues will already be familiar with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills frequently mentioned in this book, and they will recognize the 6Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence as the concepts on which our AASL national standards for st This is a book that reinforces what I have already read about, incorporate into my educational values, and try to use in my professional practice as a school librarian teacher My school library colleagues will already be familiar with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills frequently mentioned in this book, and they will recognize the 6Cs collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence as the concepts on which our AASL national standards for students are based So, none of this is new The utility of the book for me is in the framework the authors provide with a chart that suggests that these soft, but essential skills can be seen at four levels of mastery, and in the examples they provide that help to differentiate among what the levels look like The book is written to provide suggestions for educators and parents about how to help children and adults develop these skills So I should probably start out by saying, that I am probably not the target audience for this book Not because I am an allstar parent I literally let my son get kicked in the head yesterday by a grown woman , or so brilliant myself, but because what this book is really about is the state of American students and the skills we are and,urgently, are not helping them develop Because of my work, this is a topic I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about and a lot of time internalizin So I should probably start out by saying, that I am probably not the target audience for this book Not because I am an allstar parent I literally let my son get kicked in the head yesterday by a grown woman , or so brilliant myself, but because what this book is really about is the state of American students and the skills we are and,urgently, are not helping them develop Because of my work, this is a topic I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about and a lot of time internalizing about was I really ready for college and career If I was, wouldn t I know what I wanted to be when I grow up by this point , and I found this book to be really shallow The authors spend a lot of time talking about the 6 Cs or the set of soft skills that people need to develop to be successful in life These aren t a terribly controversial list they re things like critical thinking and confidence , and it s similarly non controversial to suggest that our schools aren t doing a great job at this That being said, the picture they paint isn t terribly nuanced It doesn t effectively portray the diversity in the American school system, focusing faron its failures than efforts toward success, nor does it effectively portray the context of unqualified teachers, students who arrive in the classroom already far behind, and Ed schools that churn out graduates without any accountability It focuses a LOT on scripted curricula, which, yes, is a thing but isn t THE thing and if they were to vanish today our worst schools wouldn t suddenly be filled with teachers who are free to finally Michelle Pfeiffer the hell out of those poor, poor kids While the book tries to be solutions oriented especially for parents who likely are its target audience , to me, the balance seemed off The authors seemed to devote fartime to sharing diffuse anecdotes that sometimes seemed only tangentially related to the skills they were meant to exemplify that concrete action steps for anyone actually interested in increasing these skills.I 100% agree that the content of this book is important, and I don t think the authors were necessarily wrong about much of anything But I also don t think it was terribly effective, at least not for anyone who has spent any time at all thinking about these things Creativity and problem solving skills are the critical ideas highlighted by many of the scientists I have already read and revere Carol Dweck, Elena Bodrova Deborah Leong, Vygotsky and in Becoming Brilliant, Golinkoff and Hirsh Pasek quote their work to make the case that stressing learning facts and content is the wrong approach for educators and parents Science has shown repeatedly that children learn best through play Actually, so do adults Successful schools and workplaces will emphas Creativity and problem solving skills are the critical ideas highlighted by many of the scientists I have already read and revere Carol Dweck, Elena Bodrova Deborah Leong, Vygotsky and in Becoming Brilliant, Golinkoff and Hirsh Pasek quote their work to make the case that stressing learning facts and content is the wrong approach for educators and parents Science has shown repeatedly that children learn best through play Actually, so do adults Successful schools and workplaces will emphasize collaboration and the soft skills needed to come up with new solutions I didn t necessarily learn lots of new things, and I felt a bit like the choir being preached to, but I enjoyed geeking out with this book Another one of those parenting books that really would ve been better as a pamphlet I totally agree with the authors that content isn t the most important component of learning, especially in a changing world, and I appreciated their input on how to findlearning opportunities for our children and ourselves. Some good, if to me anyway obvious information in here Mostly it made me a little depressed that our schools can t keep up with what s important and that we still focus so much on memorizing facts that students can literally access at any time as opposed to how to work with people, which I think kids today are lacking in a major way due to the fact that they have constant access But there are a few good pointers for parents in here and how to think about where you are on these 6 Cs they ve c Some good, if to me anyway obvious information in here Mostly it made me a little depressed that our schools can t keep up with what s important and that we still focus so much on memorizing facts that students can literally access at any time as opposed to how to work with people, which I think kids today are lacking in a major way due to the fact that they have constant access But there are a few good pointers for parents in here and how to think about where you are on these 6 Cs they ve come up with So how can we fix the school system I wantaction items for that A good book for a new parent trying to figure out what my kid needs Will need to re read it when LO is about 3, though Still, good Distilled research into a popular format Easy to read. The authors make up a catchy slogan called the 6 C s Collaboration, Communication, Content, Critical Thinking, Creative Innovation, and Confidence, and spend a lot of time discussing each of these and their sub levels I agree with a lot of the concepts and techniques discussed, but the approach was valueless and Godless Even when discussing countries that expressly try to inculcate moral values into their educational methods, the authors ignore this educational priority and try to explain o The authors make up a catchy slogan called the 6 C s Collaboration, Communication, Content, Critical Thinking, Creative Innovation, and Confidence, and spend a lot of time discussing each of these and their sub levels I agree with a lot of the concepts and techniques discussed, but the approach was valueless and Godless Even when discussing countries that expressly try to inculcate moral values into their educational methods, the authors ignore this educational priority and try to explain other reasons why such countries succeed in educating their children.These are the same authors who wrote Einstein Never Used Flashcards Why Our Children Need to Play More and Memorize Less As if American schools are failing because students spend too much time trying to memorize their multiplication tables What rubbish Ask people like Dr Ben Carson about memorization he did extremely poorly in math until his mother made him sit down and memorize his multiplication tables, after which he immediately excelled.There are some good nuggets, though The authors talk about countries that adopt a teacher scholar model of education in which the teachers views themselves as learning alongside the children In other words, teachers are no longer tasked with pouring knowledge into the children s empty heads they are constructing knowledge together with the children What I think is funny is that the authors never mention homeschool even once But most of the techniques they advocate are implemented in homeschools all over the country Parents increasingly recognize the shortcomings of public schools, many of which are highlighted in this book, and pull their kids out to do the teaching themselves, using again many of the techniques highlighted in this book Homeschooling mothers very much adopt the teacher scholar model of education referenced above and thoroughly enjoy learning with their children.One interesting concept discussed in the book is the flipped classroom where students listen to lectures at home and do what used to be homework problems together in class Rather than enforcing student passivity, everyone gets to talk in class and operate on the material This puts the responsibility for learning squarely on the shoulders of the students it changes a passive, sit and listen environment to a creative and dynamic class in which student participation is the norm and not the exception Near the end of the book when the authors said drop the idea that learning only happens in schools and in textbooks, I thought of what Mark Twain said Don t let schooling interfere with your education Amen But let s not adopt the idea that learning only happens when at play or when socializing This is a critical read for all The six Cs have such implications for improving not just our educational curricula but our day to day interactions with children wherever they are. I just finished reading Becoming Brilliant by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD and Kathy Hirsh Pasek, PhD I think it is an important book for parents and educators to read Here are some of the main points that stood out to me as I summarize my notes for each chapter.Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity and confidence have been identified through scientific research as key skills all children need to meet their future with success If scientist do not share what I just finished reading Becoming Brilliant by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD and Kathy Hirsh Pasek, PhD I think it is an important book for parents and educators to read Here are some of the main points that stood out to me as I summarize my notes for each chapter.Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity and confidence have been identified through scientific research as key skills all children need to meet their future with success If scientist do not share what we know, the void will be filled by those with little experience or with values that arein line with the market place than with the betterment of children p 8.Success has been redefined in our new Age of Information how will we broaden our vision and expand our educational environments so these key skills arelikely to flourish Do a greenfield experiment with my classroom what would I build if there were no constraints Encourage real thinking with high doses of creativity and innovation Build a classroom environment that fosters playful exploration, collaboration and problem solving.It is important to understand the necessity of building soft skills in schools Children are farthan the grades they earn p 55.Theself control and social competence expected, thelikely it will show When practiced through collaborative projects an identified through reflective discussions these skills develop and grow.Effective communication fuels collaboration Effective communication is built on careful listening with attention to empathy.Information is everywhere and easy to find Learning is not about content or knowing a bit about lots of things Learning is gaining a deepening understanding of the process of acquiring, interpreting and applying information so that the learner is transformed.Critical thinking is key to understanding and making informed decisions that will lead to new opportunities.Make space for play, for reflections, for what ifs, and what s next and for dreaming of possibilities.You have to be willing to try You have to be willing to fail You have to examine the process and move forward engage, persist, envision, express, reflect experiment, hypothesize, questions revise cycle through again.Creators of effective learning environments embrace the responsibility for nurturing growth in all the essential skills the 6C s required for success They attend to the growth of the whole child Pretty good book by two experts in education My one year old is still too tiny for me to apply most of thier insights, which are largely geared towards school age children This book has just as much, if not , to say to policy makers and teachers Though I daresay must teachers already know that children are poorly served by the politicians emphasis on standardized tests to evaluate performance Two major themes of the book 1 emphasis on standardized testing is bad and generally counterpr Pretty good book by two experts in education My one year old is still too tiny for me to apply most of thier insights, which are largely geared towards school age children This book has just as much, if not , to say to policy makers and teachers Though I daresay must teachers already know that children are poorly served by the politicians emphasis on standardized tests to evaluate performance Two major themes of the book 1 emphasis on standardized testing is bad and generally counterproductive to deep learning 2 Children need to loosely structured play in order to encourage deep learning Asking children questions is better than giving them answers Parents should encourage and model problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration, calculated risk taking and acceptance of failure The arts are important I m convinced that we should eliminate standardized testing in grade school and figure out smarter ways to evaluate student and teacher performance "/>
  • Paperback
  • 314 pages
  • Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children
  • Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
  • English
  • 25 October 2018
  • 1433822393