Author to Speak about "How Children Succeed" on April 23
All Morristown-Beard parents are invited to join us at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 23rd for a special presentation by Paul Tough, author of The New York Times Magazine feature article, “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” The event is sponsored by the Parents’ Association of New Jersey Independent Schools (PANJIS).
Paul Tough will discuss the importance of character-building within our school systems for optimum growth and success in the world beyond classrooms.
The event will include registration and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by the presentation at 10 a.m., PANJIS meeting at 11:15 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Mr. Tough is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. His new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, will be published in September 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
He has written extensively about education, child development, poverty, and politics, including cover stories in the New York Times Magazine on character education, the achievement gap, and the Harlem Children’s Zone. He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life."
He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and Geist, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times.