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Nobody can give you an education

Nobody can give you an education; you have to take it.

I just finished another term of teaching. Most students are outstanding to work with. They are intellectually engaged, they are inquisitive, and they demand more from you as an instructor. These characteristics are true of students across the grade spectrum. In fact, students who are struggling but who are clearly fighting for their education because they want to learn are, in many ways, the most satisfying students to work with.

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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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