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It’s Not Intelligence That Drives Success; What Gives

The truth about grit – The Boston Globe.

Science is gaining greater consensus that perseverance and focus are the keys to success.  Hurray!  After years of biased researchers claiming intelligence as the key to success, the tide appears to be turning.   Read more

How To Learn—Its Not Studying

I have recently shared my ideas about learning with two of my godchildren. As they gave me positive feedback, I thought I would share my advice with everyone.

Learning is difficult. Far more challenging than studying, which would be an inconsequential thought except that too much of the academic world reaches for test score results, as if test scores are the end all. Read more

Learning Doesn’t Everyone Want To?

It constantly amazes me how seemingly unconnected events become connected. Earlier this week, a lunch conversation wandered into a sharing of childhood experiences. Within the many memories and stories discussed, I was asked one question, which I could not answer:

What made you strive to reach for more, when your surroundings contained many people reaching for less?

A few days later, I read the cover story for the March/April 2007 Stanford Alumni magazine. And wham! Dots connected. The cover story, (STANFORD Magazine: March/April 2007 Features Mind-set Research) is a review of the work of Stanford professor Carol Dweck. In reading the review, I discovered that I have a growth mindset.

As I think of stories from my past, I have consistently had this mindset, and it explains so much of my being. At its core, the growth mindset epitomizes the capacity to look at ability as something that can improve with development as opposed to Read more

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