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Square Peg
Title : Square Peg
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ISBN : 1401324274
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages

In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended not for the first time for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class At eighteen, he was a high school dropout, stocking shelves at a department store for 4.25 an hour Today, Rose is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Square Peg illuminates t In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended not for the first time for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class At eighteen, he was a high school dropout, stocking shelves at a department store for 4.25 an hour Today, Rose is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Square Peg illuminates the struggles of millions of bright young children and their frustrated parents and teachers who are stuck in a one size fits all school system that fails to approach the student as an individual Rose shares his own incredible journey from troubled childhood to Harvard, seamlessly integrating cutting edge research in neuroscience and psychology along with advances in the field of education, to ultimately provide a roadmap for parents and teachers of kids who are the casualties of America s antiquated school system With a distinguished blend of humor, humility, and practical advice for nurturing children who are a poor fit in conventional schools, Square Peg is a game changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms, and why today s dropouts could be tomorrow s innovators


Square Peg Reviews

  • Kyle Schutter

    clearly something is wrong with education one size fits most leaves too many kids behind.

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Albert Camus said, We are all special cases Square Peg My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out of the Box Thinkers by Todd Rose, with Katherine Ellison, certainly proves that we are all special and unique, especially in the way we approach learning Square Peg is both a memoir and a personal manifesto Todd Rose was a bright child who could not seem to avoid trouble and was quickly labeled a delinquent Part of his problem was the way the educational system re Albert [...]

  • Erin

    Excellent reading for those who don t follow a conventional path through school and life The author dropped out of high school mid way through his senior year and is now a professor of education at Harvard This book provides very helpful points for parents and unconventional students He describes four primary concepts to keep in mind 1 variability among people means that conventional systems aren t appropriate for everyone 2 emotion plays a big part in how students and authority figure Excellent [...]

  • Desiree

    This made me look at my students differently.

  • Chris

    The story of the Square Peg is a book every parent who has a troubled child should read There are so many parents out there who have forgotten what it means to be a kid, especially being a kid in today s times I m not sure when it happens, but it seems that as soon as adults turn into parents, they lose all sense of reality and common sense They like to believe that what they are doing is best for their kids, when sometimes it is not This book explains the trouble the author had growing up b The [...]

  • Jenny GB

    Todd Rose s book claims to be a how to guide to raise out of the box kids as well as a game changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms Wow, boast much Not surprisingly, this doesn t live up to that hype This book is primarily an autobiography of Rose s life, particularly as it relates to his misbehavior and trouble in school Even now and then Rose discusses some research on topics such as emotions powerfu Todd Ro [...]

  • Jeffcamp

    This is a short, compelling book that education leaders should read The author was a hyperactive, disruptive, mostly unlikable child He flunked out of school But he went on to be accepted to Harvard How does that happen, and what can we learn from his experience The author has some practical advice that will interest parents and should also interest policy makers Given its brevity, it merits a wide audience.