September 18, 2012

Imagine a world where kids got gold stars for grit and curiosity. Paul Tough introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically rethinking our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity.

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Evolution and the Young Mind: Creativity and Learning

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Young children often seem especially creative and imaginative. But can we prove that scientifically? And what is it about children’s…

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In this program from the ALOUD archives, U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky answers the question, “What Shall We Teach the…

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The Black Panthers:
Portraits of an Unfinished Revolution

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“What happens to revolutionaries in America?” This was the question photojournalist Bryan Shih sought to answer through his lens and…

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Poetry to Live By

Caroline Kennedy, Eloise Klein Healy

In their far-ranging conversation, these two long-time poetry advocates deliberated on the roles of language, imagination and education in the…

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