Changing the World: One Story at a Time

For former teacher and “Chicken Soup for the Classroom” co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom and sharing stories. This is Anna’s story. It was a teacher’s nightmare—five minutes left in the class period, with a rowdy group of seventh graders. As…


How Can Teachers Develop Students’ Motivation…and Success?

Excerpt: Carol S. Dweck is a leader in the field of motivation, personality, and developmental psychology, and her research contributions have been widely recognized. Her book, Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. Question: Some students are mastery-oriented; they readily seek challenges and pour effort into them. Others are…

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes…

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The Thinking Teacher

When we genuinely help our teachers develop into being better thinkers we help our children to become better thinkers too. For teachers in primary or secondary schools who want to think deeply and question the way they do things.

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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have…

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How Bright is Your Brain?: Amazing Games to Play with Your Mind

Top science author Michael DiSpezio devises some bright fun to show kids exactly how their brain, nerves, and senses work. Entertaining, informative, and all in color, this varied collection of great brain tricks, experiments, puzzles, quizzes,