Square Peg

My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

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By Todd Rose

With Katherine Ellison

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In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class. At eighteen, he was a high school dropout, stocking shelves at a department store for $4.25 an hour. Today, Rose is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Square Peg illuminates the struggles of millions of bright young children — and their frustrated parents and teachers–who are stuck in a one-size-fits-all school system that fails to approach the student as an individual. Rose shares his own incredible journey from troubled childhood to Harvard, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology along with advances in the field of education, to ultimately provide a roadmap for parents and teachers of kids who are the casualties of America’s antiquated school system. With a distinguished blend of humor, humility, and practical advice for nurturing children who are a poor fit in conventional schools, Square Peg is a game-changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms, and why today’s dropouts could be tomorrow’s innovators.

On Sale
Mar 5, 2013
Page Count
256 pages
Publisher
Hachette Books
ISBN-13
9781401324278

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Todd Rose

About the Author

Todd Rose is the cofounder of Populace, a think tank dedicated to building a world where all people have the chance to live fulfilling lives in a thriving society. Prior to Populace, Dr. Rose was a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he founded the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality and directed the Mind, Brain, and Education program. He lives in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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