Name: Thrivers The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba
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Author: Michele Borba, Ed. D.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
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The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century – and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future.
Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years – and she’s never been more worried than she is about this current generation of kids. The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before. They’re also more stressed, unhappier, and struggling with anxiety, depression, and burnout at younger and younger ages – "we’re like pretty packages with nothing inside," said one young teen.
Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Why? Dr. Borba interviewed more than 100 young people from all walks of life, and she found something surprising: the…