Aiming High

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Help your child achieve exam and interview success
How can you help your child stand out and succeed in highly competitive environments?
Critical thinking is a skill that will boost their performance in interviews, exams and beyond – for the whole of their life.

ISBN: 978-0-946095-72-8
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: March 2017

Description

How can you help your child stand out and succeed in highly competitive environments?
Critical thinking is a skill that will boost their performance in interviews, exams and beyond – for the whole of their life. It’s the difference between merely answering questions and really solving problems: an ability that will allow your child to shine and ultimately to maximise their potential.

  • Practical advice on how to encourage your child to think critically
  • How to make decisions, argue convincingly and make the best impression on interviewers, exam boards and (later) employers
  • Packed with insider information from the experts: interviewers at independent schools
  • Checklists and real-life tips from parents who have already been through it

Contents

  • What is critical thinking
  • How to impress an interviewer
  • Convincing exam answers
  • Making big decisions
  • Constructing a logical argument
  • Reading newspapers intelligently
  • More advice to help parents and their child navigate this stage of their life together

Debra Price

Debra Price has taught Critical Thinking to secondary school students for over ten years, having formerly been Deputy Head and Head of Critical Thinking at Benenden School. As a passionate advocate of Critical Thinking Debra is now working to develop a wide-range of ‘critical thinking tool-box’ resources to help younger children develop strong thinking skills.

Debra was inspired to write ‘Aiming High’ by parents who asked for their own guide to Critical Thinking explaining how they could best help their children to become strong critical thinkers.

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  1. Assistant Head, Academic

    5 out of 5

    Assistant Head, Academic

    I enjoyed reading Aiming High very much; in short, it lit a pedagogical fire in me both as a teacher and as a parent. The contents are so interesting, empowering and motivating and it is written in such a straightforward, precise and accessible way. Whilst reading it, I realised I was underlining so many of the points that whole pages were being highlighted, and by page 33, I had emailed the title to all friends who are young mothers!

    I love the concept of ‘deep and lasting learning’ and this is something I am keen to push here at my school. As an English teacher, I particularly like the point about active reading being like fishing and having to ‘catch’ something from the process. Having read your point about ways in which parents can work in collaboration with their child’s school, I am keen to create a document on learning opportunities in the home environment, as parental involvement is so key.

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  2. Kelly C

    5 out of 5 An excellent read and invaluable summary of a topic that is new to me!

    Kelly C

    As soon as I started to read this book, I was able to put it into practice, which was hugely rewarding for me as a parent to 3 children, and it has continued to be a lot of fun for my children, who enthusiastically respond to the questions even though they have no idea of my intent!

    My two youngest children are KS 2 and 3 and it’s been a really positive way to build on their curiosity about a whole range of topics in a more structured way. The book is packed full of tips and it’s made me see the areas that my 10 year old son needs help and how I can do that. He is demanding on my time with school work and, with an older daughter heading into a final GCSE year and being a working parent, I really feel time supporting my middle daughter (13) has been neglected. So the tips on how to encourage Critical Thinking for 13 year olds has been particularly invaluable to me, already I’m able to talk about things my daughter enjoys: politics, the war, Minecraft and conspiracy theories – and draw out some really useful discussions! It shown me how to re-engage with her at a time she needs it the most to build her confidence and learning.

    I would highly recommend this book – an enjoyable read, hugely informative and practical from an author with so much experience teaching and parenting. It’s been a timely reminder of how I can help and encourage my children, ensure they flourish, whilst juggling work and family life!

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