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Can You Help Me Give a Sh*t?: Unlocking Teen Motivation in School and Life, by Rebecca Block and Grace Edwards

“Can you help me give a sh*t about high school? I want to, but I just don’t.”

Sparked by this student’s request, educator and parent Dr. Rebecca Block and undergraduate student Grace Edwards began talking with teens across the country. Students spoke about when and how school fell short and what made the difference when it didn’t.

Can You Help Me Give a Sh*t? shares those stories, alongside research in psychology and education, to explore how to help young people build lasting motivation – not the kind that leads to short, panic-driven bursts of productivity, but the kind that energizes over the long haul.

Don’t wait for systemic changes. Discover engaging stories and practical strategies to empower parents and educators to:

– Build relationships that support sustainable motivation
– Encourage student voice and agency
– Make school feel more relevant
– Manage screens’ impact on motivation

A must-read for anyone invested in rekindling students’ love of learning. Get this book to start making a difference in your teens’ lives today.

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