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Seeing The World in New Ways: Conquering Failures, Moonwalks, and Exploration During a Pandemic

This post was written by educator A’ndrea Fisher. We’re all seeing the world through a new lens. We’re all, in many ways, learning. And I’ve learned something new about myself: I had no idea I could completely fail at so many things. Hear me out. A few weeks ago, we began an “extended spring break” and, ever since then, I’ve been challenging myself to learn … Continue reading Seeing The World in New Ways: Conquering Failures, Moonwalks, and Exploration During a Pandemic

True Grit Trumps Talent and IQ

EDUCATION Here’s a story every parent (and educator) should read: Self-control and grit—not talent or IQ—may hold the keys to a better life. Pioneering research psychologist Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work and adapt in the face of temptation, distraction, and defeat. (7,703 words) (National Geographic News) Read our “real-world geography” profile of Angela Duckworth. Then take … Continue reading True Grit Trumps Talent and IQ