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Awakening Genius in the Classroom


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Every students is a genius,” declares author Thomas Armstrong, and an educator’s most important job is to discover and nurture the “genius qualities” that all students were born with but that may no longer be obvious. Urging readers to look beyond traditional understandings of what constitutes genius, Armstrong describes 12 such qualities, including, for example, curiosity, sensitivity, inventiveness, imagination, and joy. He cites research in various fields that supports this broader understanding of genius and explains how influences in the home, the popular media, and the school itself “shut down” the genius in students.

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The Genius Shuts Down

How to Awaken Genius in the Classroom

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July 1998
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