Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

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Selected Print Articles and Interviews

Unlocking the Keys to Grit, Perseverance and Student Success

Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 16, 2016

Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 16, 2016

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How Should Society Respond to Challenge of Educating Low-Income Kids?

Esther Cepeda, Sioux City Journal, June 23, 2016

Esther Cepeda, Sioux City Journal, June 23, 2016

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The Building Blocks of Learning

David Brooks, New York Times, June 14, 2016

David Brooks, New York Times, June 14, 2016

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Paul Tough Talks About “Helping Children Succeed”

Alyssa Haywoode, Eye on Early Education, June 7, 2016

Alyssa Haywoode, Eye on Early Education, June 7, 2016

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How to Help Low-Income Students Succeed

Jill Suttie, Greater Good (Berkeley, California), June 3, 2016

Jill Suttie, Greater Good (Berkeley, California), June 3, 2016

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“Helping Children Succeed”: Little Things Can Transform Kids’ Learning

Greg Toppo, USA Today, June 2, 2016

Greg Toppo, USA Today, June 2, 2016

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Teaching Character

Jay P. Greene, Education Next, Winter 2017

Jay P. Greene, Education Next, Winter 2017

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Selected Radio/Podcast Interviews

Paul Tough: Helping Children Succeed

Sam Seder, Majority Report podcast, August 25, 2016

Sam Seder, Majority Report podcast, August 25, 2016

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PAUL TOUGH: Helping Children Succeed

Moe Abdou, 33 Voices podcast, July 5, 2016

Moe Abdou, 33 Voices podcast, July 5, 2016

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Paul Tough on How Environments Can Help Children Build Curiosity and Grit

Mina Kim, KQED (San Francisco), June 10, 2016

Mina Kim, KQED (San Francisco), June 10, 2016

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Can You Teach Students About Grit and Determination Without Talking About It?

Mitch Teich, “Lake Effect,” WUWM (Milwaukee), June 1, 2016

Mitch Teich, “Lake Effect,” WUWM (Milwaukee), June 1, 2016

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Helping Children Succeed

Doug Fabrizio, RadioWest, KUER (Salt Lake City), May 25, 2016

Doug Fabrizio, RadioWest, KUER (Salt Lake City), May 25, 2016

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Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain ‘Grit’ In Students

Michel Martin, All Things Considered, NPR, May 22, 2016

Michel Martin, All Things Considered, NPR, May 22, 2016

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Paul Tough at Aspen Ideas Festival (with James Bennet)

Minnesota Public Radio, August 8, 2013

The author of “How Children Succeed,” Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have less to do with cognitive skills and more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.

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Selected Video Clips

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Helping Children Succeed

Paul Tough discusses his third book, Helping Children Succeed, at the Montauk School in 2016.

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Paul Tough – Special Address at WISE 2014

Paul Tough speaks at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, November 2014

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Who Finishes College?

Paul Tough moderates a panel at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, with panelists Jeff Nelson, David Laude, and Catherine Ntube. September 2014.

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How Low-Income Students Struggle at College

Paul Tough discusses his New York Times Magazine cover story on college completion on “Morning Joe,” MSNBC, May 2014.

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Paul Tough at the 2014 Champion of Children event

Paul Tough interviewed by Fred Andrle at the 2014 Champion of Children event in Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the United Way of Central Ohio. February 2014.

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Paul Tough on Fox and Friends

Paul Tough on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News Channel, February 2013.

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Paul Tough on “Tavis Smiley”

Paul Tough interviewed by Tavis Smiley on his PBS show. November 2012.

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Paul Tough on the importance of adversity in childhood

In a speech, Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, explains how students can sometimes benefit from adversity. November 2012.

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Paul Tough at the Los Angeles Public Library

Paul Tough discusses How Children Succeed with Patt Morrison. September 2012.

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