Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use ThemCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 140mm x 163mm x 28mm | 272g
- Publication date: 12 May 2008
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1400106680
- ISBN 13: 9781400106684
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 1,737,069
With this groundbreaking work, educator Jenifer Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in America. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and "fixing" kids' weaknesses to improve academic performance. Passionately written and informed by Fox's twenty-five years of experience, "Your Child's Strengths" turns that flawed paradigm on its head. Fox's strengths-based philosophy provides the tools to prepare kids for the future in a world that demands greater adaptability and creative thinking than ever before. "Your Child's Strengths" will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, the tasks that make you feel engaged and energized; Relationship Strengths, the things you do for and with others that make you feel valued and competent; and Learning Strengths, the unique ways you approach and understand new information. All three strengths work in tandem. Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools and an outline of the award-winning Affinities Program Fox has implemented at her own school, this much-needed book is a user-friendly guide for parents, teachers, and administrators that will improve individual performance and an indispensable road map for young people and society to a future that plays to strengths.
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Currently the head of the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey, Jenifer Fox has worked as a teacher and administrator for twenty-five years. Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and her narration of "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper was selected by "Library Journal" as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.