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Genius in Every Child Encouraging Character, Curiosity, and Creativity in Children

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ISBN-10: 0762780835

ISBN-13: 9780762780839

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rick Ackerly

List price: $21.95
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Genius is not just about intelligence and aptitude, it's also a word that embodies our inner soul, nature, or character. In this illuminating book, a former principal and father shares heartwarming stories and wise advice that offers a rare insight into children and the process of education.The Genius in Every Childcelebrates the moments in the lives of children, their parents, and their teachers. The stories of unique characters in action illustrate some of the principles of education and the disciplines we need to be good stewards of our children’s character and intellect. The vignettes provide both delight and enjoyment in the miracle of it all, and perspective and solace in the…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Rick Ackerly is a nationally recognized educator and speaker. With a master's in education from Harvard University, Rick has served as principal of four schools-Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City, The Cathedral School in New York City, St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland, and Children's Day School in San Francisco-and has been a consultant to schools, school leaders and parents since 1999. Rick began his career in 1967 teaching high school and middle school mathematics and history, and has devoted the last 36 years to building thriving learning communities.Rick speaks to parent and school groups and presents at numerous education conferences around the country including the People of…    

Introduction: Into the Woods
Play Position
Parents: The First Teachers
Air-Traffic Controller
Mr. Rick, Air-Traffic Controller
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
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"?
The Sound of Silence
Anatomy of a Miracle
Staying Out of Trouble
Don't Throw Me in That Briar Patch
The Story of the Three Little Girls
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
Appendix: Disciplines A-Z
About the Author