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Struggling For Academic Success

This morning on NPR‘s Morning EditionAlix Spiegel had a fascinating story about the differences between American and Asian cultures in how they view struggling in education (the story was first broadcast on 12 November 2012).  Here it is:

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One Trait of a Good Scientist

David Brooks in a recent column in the New York Times highlighted the shift in thinking about what makes someone a “genius”. The upshot of the argument is not that raw intellect and inate talent are the sources of genius, but rather it is practice, practice, practice.

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