Book Review – Raising Thinkers

Currently, the disconnect between necessary knowledge in the workplace and skill sets developed by higher education institutions is a ‘global migraine,’ says  Tremaine du Preez.

With big data mega-trends and AI on the verge of transforming business, production, and services into something no parent or educator has ever seen, how do we prepare our children for the future?

du Preez, a critical thinking instructor, executive coach, and mother has a few ideas. “I’ll help you help your child to think in alternative ways about information.“

In her book, she shows parents how to construct ‘cognitive Swiss Army Knives’ for their youngsters.

Topics include; identifying mind traps such as bias and groupthink, GROW coaching, Socrates Questioning Method, and learning the art of failing…well.
du Preez offers suggestions for fostering environments to ignite innovation, risk-taking, and emotional intelligence.

I tested the techniques on my tween – and they work!

“If every one of us could raise our children to be good decision makers, the world will be a better place,” comments du Preez.

Like Dr. Who with his Sonic Screwdriver, helping your child develop creative, outside the box thinking, might be the best navigation tool for going places where no one has been before.

I had so many requests to borrow this book that I bought multiple copies to give away to teachers, parent friends, and homeschool cohorts.

Click here to get Raising Thinkers by Tremaine du Preez.

 

 

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