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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses


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zg7666

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A wonderful story, material for (Hollywood) movie.

 

 

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses - Elementary school teacher Sergio Juárez Correa, 31, upended his teaching methods, revealing extraordinary abilities in his 12-year-old student Paloma Noyola Bueno and others. 

 

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Kevin Beal

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Peter Gray and Allison Gopnik are both talked about in the article, and both have been guests on the show :)

 

Very interesting article.


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"There's no better way to grow and to gain mastery over a particular skill than by experiencing joy of failure over and over again. Because of this, there's no better way to stunt a child's growth and to mold them into functionally inert, insecure and frightened adults, who will never know the pleasures that often come from taking risks, by taking away such opportunities to learn from mistakes[...]" - Joel Patterson


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zg7666

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Then Sergio Juárez Correa must be next :)

 

(I have watched the interview with dr. Peter Gray, the recent one, but have not watched one with Allison Gopnik - so that's next, thanks)


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