Can You Help Me Give a Sh*t?

"Written in a captivating and accessible style ... essential reading for anyone committed to improving a teen's educational experience"

-Literary Titan

"A compelling read for educators, parents, and anyone invested in the future of education, the book will inspire readers to rethink traditional educational practices and adopt a more student-centered approach"

-BookView Review

“This must-read book makes it easy to empathize with so many teens and young adults who find it hard or impossible to stay motivated in school, and what parents and educators of all types can do to help them. I highly recommend it!” -Jared Kallen, M.S. Ed, Founder and Director of Action Pact Coaching

Can You Help Me Give a Sh*t is a game-changer in education … offering a blueprint for student empowerment. As a higher education professional, I find it indispensable for anyone looking to genuinely meet students where they are and inspire profound growth." -Glenn Smith, Assistant Director, Berkley Achievement Scholarship Program at NYU Stern School of Business

"One of the most refreshing reads on an essential topic.… This book demonstrates the practical and meaningful solutions that arise when researchers honor lived experience." -Leah Mazzola, PhD, PCC, BCC, Founder/CEO & Director of Education, Youth Coaching Institute

“...a rare view into the experience of being a teen by letting us hear from students rather than just about them…. As former head of People Development at Google, I see great value in helping young people develop the ability to understand and catalyze their own motivation. I have no doubt this will help them land and excel more smoothly in their careers.” -Karen May, PhD, Advisor/Coach and Former VP of People Development, Google

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About Becca

Becca has spent two decades researching and working with students in various roles – first as an academic tutor, then as a Professor teaching writing classes to undergraduate students, and most recently as a researcher and designer in non-profits that work with K-12 schools. She’s also a co-founder of Phare, LLC, an organization that supports teens, parents, and high schools through coaching and training, and the parent of two lively sons.

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