There is a national crisis in education, and it's not the highly-debated philosophical discussions or heated political arguments we are used to hearing. Survey data establishes the fact that classrooms throughout the nation suffer from the presence of a small percentage of misbehaving students. Teachers are ill-equipped to deal with these disruptive students, resulting in lost classroom time and demoralized educators who are perpetually blamed for the student's bad performance. The root cause of these misbehaving children is not a lack of intellectual ability, but a lack of character and grit; the important noncognative skills required for success in life. The Kids are Smart Enough is a book of hope with surprisingly practical solutions revealed by listening to teachers, learning from data, and looking for the root cause. This book will help you to discover how struggling students can be reached and teachers encouraged.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 226 x 157 x 10 mm
My hat is off to Richard Garrett who has given us an in-depth look at an often unspoken subject that has been going on behind classroom doors for decades. Mr. Garrett's book, "The Kids Are Smart Enough So What's the Problem," accurately describes an unacceptable situation in many education classes of our youth. These classes are void of hope, discipline, and quality education. We are long overdue for someone to start paying attention to how we are trying to teach our children. -- Charles Roach, 9 years teacher, high school administrator, former North Central High Principal, Indianapolis, IN, 26 years President Challenge Leadership Programs, 8 years contract consultant for Franklin Covey - The Leader in Me
Garrett obviously recognizes the importance of education and values teachers. He fears the looming teacher shortage will lead to workforce development challenges. * School Administrator *