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Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life

Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life

By Diane Tavennerhardcover17 September 2019
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Diane Tavenner, founder of Summit Public Schools, offers a blueprint for a better way to educate our children, based on the revolutionary lessons, insights, and methodology she and her faculty developed over 15 years at their famously successful charter schools in California and Washington, which she is now introducing to public school systems across the country that Summit is partnering with to transform education and better prepare our children to lead fulfilled and successful lives.

A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children's future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America's most innovative public-school networks

"A treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive."-Angela Duckworth,New York Timesbestselling author ofGrit

An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life.

Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model.

Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.

Praise for Prepared

"Preparedis the conversation we should be having as a nation. Diane Tavenner shows us how authentic, real-world learning and the essential skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection can be nurtured both inside and outside of the classroom, giving all parents a valuable guide for helping their children to successfully take on life's challenges."-Linda Darling-Hammond, professor emeritus, Stanford University and president, Learning Policy Institute

"Preparedtackles the question so many of us parents and educators are grappling with-how do we grow and develop our children and young people so that they can shape a better future for themselves and for all of us?This immensely readable book pulls us along through Diane's story as a student, parent, and educator who has built some of the most acclaimed schools in the world. It serves as a powerful resource for all of us."-Wendy Kopp, co-founder and CEO of Teach for All

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life
  • Author: Diane Tavenner
  • Publisher: Currency
  • ISBN: 9781984826060
  • Width: 6.12 inch
  • Languages: English

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