Parent Education Corner

McShane on the Brain

Over 40 HTS parents had the treat of hearing our own Mr. McShane speak about how new information on brain development can influence effective teaching and parenting.  During his presentation, Mr. McShane mentioned several outstanding resources on the changing brains of our children and how we can most effectively reach them.  The resources are listed below.


The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Why Don’t Students Like School? By Daniel Willinham

Mindset by Carol Dweck

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

The key to success? Grit, TED Talk by Angela Duckworth

How to Give an A by Benjamin Zander

The Blessing of A Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel.

St. Andrew’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning: