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IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a road map for creating the change makers of tomorrow.

Creating Innovators will feature its own innovative elements: more than sixty original videos that expand on key ideas in the book through interviews with young innovators, teachers, writers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, including Thomas Friedman, Dean Kamen, and Annmarie Neal. Produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, the videos are embedded into the ebook edition in video-enabled eReaders and accessible in this print edition via QR codes placed throughout the chapters or via www.creatinginnovators.com.

Synopsis:

Advice for raising resourceful, resilient, and responsible children--based on the latest child development research.

“Success” is a popular buzzword in discussions about children. But instead of prescribing what success looks like for kids, we should be making sure that they develop the skills they will need to become “doers”—people who proactively seek out what they want in life. Raising Can-Do Kids offers parents hands-on, proven ways to raise kids who embrace the uncertain and challenging adventure that is growing up.

Synopsis:

IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apples first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a road map for creating the change makers of tomorrow.

Creating Innovators will feature its own innovative elements: more than sixty original videos that expand on key ideas in the book through interviews with young innovators, teachers, writers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, including Thomas Friedman, Dean Kamen, and Annmarie Neal. Produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, the videos are embedded into the ebook edition in video-enabled eReaders and accessible in this print edition via QR codes placed throughout the chapters or via www.creatinginnovators.com.

About the Author

Tony Wagner has served as Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education since its inception in 2000.  An initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CLG is a “R & D” center that helps teams to be effective change leaders in schools and districts.  He also was on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators, a joint initiative of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Business School, and Kennedy School of Government.  Tony consults widely to public and independent schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally and has served as Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for eight years. 

Tony has worked for more than thirty-five years in the field of school improvement, and he is a frequent keynote speaker and widely published author on education and society.  Prior to assuming his current position at Harvard, Tony was a high school teacher for twelve years; a school principal; a university professor in teacher education; co-founder and first executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility; project director for the Public Agenda Foundation in New York; and President and CEO of the Institute for Responsive Education. He earned his a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Doctorate in Education at Harvard University.  

 Tony’s publications include numerous articles and four previous books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451611496
Subtitle:
Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World
Author:
Wagner, Tony
Author:
Prosek, Jen
Author:
Rende, Richard
Publisher:
Perigee Trade
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150804
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Advice for raising resourceful, resilient, and responsible children--based on the latest child development research.

“Success” is a popular buzzword in discussions about children. But instead of prescribing what success looks like for kids, we should be making sure that they develop the skills they will need to become “doers”—people who proactively seek out what they want in life. Raising Can-Do Kids offers parents hands-on, proven ways to raise kids who embrace the uncertain and challenging adventure that is growing up.

"Synopsis" by , IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apples first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a road map for creating the change makers of tomorrow.

Creating Innovators will feature its own innovative elements: more than sixty original videos that expand on key ideas in the book through interviews with young innovators, teachers, writers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, including Thomas Friedman, Dean Kamen, and Annmarie Neal. Produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, the videos are embedded into the ebook edition in video-enabled eReaders and accessible in this print edition via QR codes placed throughout the chapters or via www.creatinginnovators.com.

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