Hawker Brownlow Education

The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs

Author: Thomas Hoerr

Availability: In Stock

Code: 116043

ISBN: 9781760562847

No of Pages: 206

Publish date: 27/03/2017

Price: $39.95


For success in school and life, students need more than
proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests; those goals should
form the floor, not the ceiling, of their education. To truly thrive, students
need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardised
tests. In this lively, engaging book by veteran school leader Thomas R. Hoerr,
educators will learn how to foster the “Formative Five” success skills that
today’s students need, including

  • Empathy: learning to see the
    world through others’ perspectives

  • Self-control: cultivating the
    abilities to focus and delay self-gratification

  • Integrity: recognising right
    from wrong and practising ethical behaviour

  • Embracing diversity recognising
    and appreciating human differences

  • Grit: persevering in the face
    of challenge.

When educators engage students in understanding and
developing these five skills, they change mindsets and raise expectations for
student learning. As an added benefit, they see significant improvements in
school and classroom culture. With specific suggestions and strategies, The
Formative Five will help teachers, principals and anyone else who has a stake
in education prepare their students – and themselves – for a future in which
the only constant will be change.