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You, Your Child, and School

Navigate Your Way to the Best Education
Narrated by: Sir Ken Robinson
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live happy, productive lives from The New York Times best-selling author of The Element and Creative Schools

Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world's most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn't?

In this important new book, he offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside it if you choose to homeschool or un-school. Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.

©2018 Ken Robinson (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"If you're worried about what will happen to your kids in school, Sir Ken Robinson is here to help. This is a clear-eyed, immediately practical guide to avoiding helicopter parenting but still playing an active role in your children's education - and ultimately their happiness and success." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Originals and Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)

“[Robinson] offers an honest view of all the options available, giving adults the tools and insights they need to find schooling that is the best fit for each individual child. For adults who are looking for ways to use schooling to help their children achieve happy, constructive lives.” (Library Journal

You, You Child, and School provides common-sense advice and helpful tactics to guide parents in making the right educational choices for their children. This book will help parents tone down their own anxiety, exasperation, and worries over schooling, and make the best choices for their child, providing a far more enjoyable and productive learning experience for all." (Kirkus Reviews

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Good information

This is my 3rd book on the subject of children and school. most of the information is validation of what works in raising children in a complex world of school. The case studies are close to home in most cases. I highly recommend this book.

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I may or may not have a little crush on Sir Ken Ro

Known for the #1 most listened to TEDTalks Sir Ken Robinson has a way with words. I loved that he was the narrator. Most inspiring points I took away were his favor of including the arts in our schools, the studies that suggest a correlation between dance and better performance in all other areas. I enjoyed his "Dance is more important than math," argument. I also enjoyed his thoughts on "finding your element" and think that will be my next book.

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A future teacher looking for perspective

Thank you Sir Ken for this overview. My kids are grown and I am working on a second career, one as an educator. Valuable ideas to consider as I try to find my place in this marketplace of education.

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I recommend it to all parents.

This book reviews every aspect regarding kids, schools, and parents in great detail. It helped me clarify many of the alternatives and choices we go through as parents. I also valued the performance by Sir Ken Robinson himself.

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Another incredible Sir Ken book!

Circuit in Robinson has offered some of the best books ever written on schools at Foster create Tivitt he innovation insight and intrinsic values of the students bus more readily allowing us to develop and discover the unique genius of each child and where that child fits in to the most productive or balanced manner of living in creating in a society. I am so glad to see this new book and have a listen to it Two times already. It’s always exciting to see a new book by Sir Ken Robinson and find out about his insight into other books on the subject especially audiobooks and his detailed accounting of success stories in various global school school found their own creative and innovative ways to support the real genius of students of all ages. Bravo!!!!