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#6: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on Raising Brilliant Kids {With Research to Back it Up!}

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Episode 6: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on Raising Brilliant Kids {With Research to Back it Up!} Our interview with Kathy-Hirsh Pasek, Professor, Author of Becoming Brilliant, & Core Team at the LEGO Research Network   CONTEST!!! The Ultimate Backyard Movie Night Giveaway Click the link above for more information on how to enter!   Features Becoming Brilliant: Reimagining Education For Our Time​ Pokemon Go: A Window Into We Might Reimagine Learning How to Learn in the Age of Information Overload   Show Notes Ratatouille: Watch the scene from the movie and tell us what YOUR "ratatouille" is HERE! Book: Becoming Brilliant by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek​ App Mentioned:​ Book: Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Book: What Do You Do With An Idea {Required reading with your kids to start the school year}   Graphic Worthy Quotes Because we say very deep, very entertaining, very quotable things on this podcast: “Social skills help build language skills and math skills and reading. Turns out that’s the foundation for everything.” – Kathy Hirsh-Pasek “Failure is where we learn to be persistent and where we can learn growth mindset.” - Kathy Hirsh-Pasek “What did your parents do right? They loved me and they let me know.” - Kathy Hirsh-Pasek “Those who are great had many many failures before they were great. And failure is a great thing.” - Kathy Hirsh-Pasek   Related Posts on Do You Know the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid? ​ Science Says Eating THIS Could Change Your Child's Life Very Berry Brain Booster Smoothie   Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Bio Kathy is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory, Kathy is the recipient of the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research,” The Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award and the Temple University Great Teacher Award and the University Eberman Research Award. She was a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards. Kathy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research in the areas of early language development and infant cognition has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Human Development, and the Institute of Education Sciences resulting in 14 books and over 200 publications. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and served as the Associate Editor of Child Development. She is the President and also served as treasurer of the International Association for Infant Studies. Her book, Einstein Never used Flashcards: How children really learn and why they need to play more and memorize less, (Rodale Books) won the prestigious Books for Better Life Award as the best psychology book in 2003. Her newest book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science tells us about raising successful children ( released in 2016, was on the NYTimes Best Seller List in both Education and Parenting.   Kathy has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research and application. To that end, she was an investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, is on the Advisory Board of the Boston Children’s Museum, Jumpstart and Disney Junior and is an invited blogger for the Huffington Post. She worked on the language and literacy team for the development of the California Preschool Curriculum, is on the Core Team for the LEGO Research Network, is a member of the Steering Committee of the Latin American School for Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience, was one of the organizers of the Ultimate Block Party ( and was one of the founders of the Learning Resource Network ( Kathy is a member of the Research Council for America’s Promise, an organization started by Colin Powell, and has been a spokesperson on early development for national media like the NYTimes and npr. She tweets at KathyandRo1.​   Listen to the Today’s Mama Podcast: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Libsyn YouTube Direct Download   Follow Today's Mama: E-mail (this is the best way) Instagram Pinterest Facebook Twitter   FULL SHOW NOTES HERE

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