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Bonus: Interview with writer Paul Tough on why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills
One of the buzzwords in education these days is "grit."
Research suggests that qualities like perseverance, conscientiousness and self-control are as crucial as "academic" skills for excelling in the classroom.
Writer Paul Tough has been looking at the latest research on how those so-called noncognitive skills are developed in young children — starting in infancy — and why kids growing up in poverty or in stressful environments are often at a disadvantage.
He joined our Morning Report show to talk about his new book, "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."…read more