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We recommend this book and film for their fresh perspectives on the educational journey:
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,by education journalist Paul Tough, spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2012. This book presents research and case studies from all over the country demonstrating how noncognitive skills contribute to success.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,directed by James Redford, provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders such as financier Charles Schwab. The film also shines a spotlight on the latest scientific and psychological research to illuminate the hidden origins and implications of dyslexia. An official selection of film festivals nationwide, this documentary not only clears up misconceptions about dyslexia, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it.