Giftedness and genius: Crucial differences

By: Arthur J. Jensen In C. P. Benbow & D. J. Lubinski (Eds.), Intellectual talent: Psychometric and social issues (p. 393–411). Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996 Summary Genius. Socially recognized outstandingly creative achievement. Multiple (common) traits combine to create (rare) exceptional achievement.

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Parenting

Summary Encourage curiosity. Create conditions for learning. Help them develop productive skills and habits. Provide clear, consistent, mild discipline. Allow for plenty of free play. Limit activities. No quitting on a bad day. Be a good example. Parenting Encourage curiosity.

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EconTalk — Robert Pondiscio

On: How the Other Half Learns Episode: N/A Date: May 2020 Background: Author and teacher. Key Subjects: Discussion about the Success Academy Charter School in New York City. Charter school = public school (no tuition, open admissions). Government funded, privately

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Brain Rules for Baby

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five By: John Medina Published: 2010 Read: 2020 Summary What does it take to raise a happy, smart kid with a decent moral compass? The answer is simple: lead

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Prepared

What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life.By: Diane Tavenner Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary: What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at? What is the best way to pursue these interests (and contribute to society)? Schools are typically

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“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Adventures of a curious characterBy: Richard P. Feynman Published: 1985 Read: 2020 Summary: A collection of anecdotes from the life of Richard Feynmann, the Nobel prize winning physicist. Or, what happens when you turn stubborness, curiosity, raw intelligence and fun

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