The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive

PH D Terry Roberts (Author) Howard Gardner (Foreword by)
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Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Turner
Publish Date
November 26, 2019
Pages
170
Dimensions
5.51 X 0.56 X 8.5 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781684423729
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About the Author

Dr. Terry Roberts is a former high school English teacher. He is practicing scholar of American Literature and Cultural Studies, with a strong penchant for the classics. He is fascinated by the social and intellectual power of dialogue to teach and to inspire. Terry is the lead author of several Paideia publications including The Power of Paideia Schools, The Paideia Classroom, and Teaching Thinking through Dialogue.

His debut novel, A Short Time to Stay Here, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and his second novel, That Bright Land, won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award as well as the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South. Both novels won the annual Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, given to the author of the best novel written by a North Carolinian. Born and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina, Roberts is the Director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Lynn. He has three children: Jesse, Margaret, and Henry.

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 2005 and again in 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and The American Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. Most recently, Gardner received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The author of twenty-eight books translated into thirty-two languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be adequately assessed by standard psychometric instruments.

Reviews

Terry Roberts offers educators and the schools they love a road map away from the standardized testing for standardized minds agenda. Using both research on cognitive development and examples from actual schools, accessible to parents, educators, and even students, this volume should become an owner's manual for the schools we need both today and tomorrow.--George Wood, author of Schools That Work