NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children - Chapters 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

Po Bronson
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Chapters 8 and 9 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 8: Bronson says that he had always assumed his driver's ed teacher taught him how to drive well, but science and experience show that young drivers need to learn good decision-making skills, and schools that eliminated driver's ed actually reduced accidents. Bronson says that many parents and teachers similarly give Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) high marks, but that it "shows no comparative reduction long-term" (p. 159).

In contrast, Bronson says that Tools of the Mind is a program that puts the teacher in more of a facilitator role. Bronson says that the results are astonishing, not only academically, but in terms of the students' behavior. By working with the students' own interests and imagination, the Tools classes engage them as participants instead of as little vessels that have to be filled against their will. Tools of the Mind has...

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