Community Reads

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The Gift of Failure can change the way an entire community approaches learning, competence, and school-home relationships. Jessica Lahey offers teachers and administrators ways to communicate a message of autonomy and competence to parents, gives parents practical advice for how to step back and allow kids more opportunities to fail, rebound, and become more resilient, and helps students take ownership of their lives and develop growth mindset around learning.

Many schools and organizations are opting to use The Gift of Failure as a "community read," which means the school or organization announces a community-wide book selection, partners with a local, independent book store, so when Jess arrives for her scheduled talk and signing, the audience is familiar with the ideas and research she references in her presentation.

For information on setting up a community read and book talk with Jessica, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau  at 617-614-1606 or 

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