Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Let Them Thrive by Katie Novak EdD Review


Let Them Thrive: A Playbook for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and in Life
by Katie Novak EdD

Let Them Thrive provides parents with a practical understanding of how education works--and how it can work better--for their children. Every learner is as unique as his or her fingerprints. But one-size-fits-all schooling doesn't account for those variations.

In this highly readable book (with unique cartoon illustrations), bestselling author, educator, and parent Katie Novak introduces the research-based framework Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Parents learn the origins of UDL in the learning sciences and in practice. (UDL is prominent in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act). They also learn strategies, tips, and tools to support their children's learning in school and in life.

Let Them Thrive is an important new contribution to the growing literature on UDL, the first such book directly aimed at parents.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  We all have different parenting style and not one of us is going to get it right, but we raise our children with love and teach them to be good adults.   I enjoy reading the stories and tips from this author and feel that she is clearly able to connect with parents.  WHile I do not think everything included in the book is for me to use with my children, I do appreciate being able to get a glimpse of how another parent fairs when trying these techniques.

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