Faith Middleton Show: Financial Analyst Robert Kreitler, Yale Celebrates Cole Porter & How Children Succeed

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Faith Middleton Show: Financial Analyst Robert Kreitler, Yale Celebrates Cole Porter & How Children Succeed
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Faith Middleton Show: Financial Analyst Robert Kreitler, Yale Celebrates Cole Porter & How Children Succeed

 

Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. Tough introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Tough is our guest.