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Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education / Susan Wise Bauer.

Bauer, Susan Wise, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780393285963
  • ISBN: 0393285960
  • Physical Description: xiv, 264 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The way we do school -- The three biggest myths about school -- You can't make the Earth go around the sun faster -- Differences, disabilities, and disorders -- The perils of the gifted and the good -- The toxic classroom -- Basic principles (or, how not to be "that" parent) -- Challenge the homework monster -- Accelerate (but don't necessarily skip) -- Shift the method -- Teach, yourself -- The end result -- The child's vision -- All the other things school does -- Solving for x -- Deciding to homeschool -- Getting started in five steps -- Developing independence -- Out- of- the- box teaching strategies -- Radical alternatives.
Summary, etc.:
A critique of the U.S. public school system analyzes the traditional school structure, dissects its weaknesses, and offers advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from learning differences or toxic classroom environments.
"A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K-12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn't a good fit for all--or even most--students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps "disability" labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into "fixing" their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K-12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a "gift" as you might think!). Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child's mind, emotions, and spirit"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Education > Parent participation.
Academic achievement.
EDUCATION > Parent Participation.

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