As another school year begins, Paul Tough makes a persuasive argument for how character, not IQ, matters most for children. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough advocates for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child—or a whole generation of children—toward a successful future. New York Times and “This American Life” reporter Tough is the author of the highly-praised Whatever it Takes (about Harlem educator Geoffrey Canada) and the new How Children Succeed. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with League of Education Voters, Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU and Parent Map.
Paul Tough on the Sept. 14th, 2012 This American Life episode: