February 9, 2015 Podcast with Dona Matthews,
Expert Dona Matthews presents ample research regarding how to help children flourish into happy and successful adults. Scott guides the interview across a wide array of vital domains including creativity, flow, standardized testing, growth mindsets and the many myths about intelligence.
In this episode you will hear about:
A more comprehensive definition of intelligence
How saying “you’re brilliant!” can actually hinder a child’s potential
The current state and evolving trends in education
Carol Dweck’s seminal research on “growth mindsets”
The importance of praising “process over talent”
How categorization of children can pigeon hole
How context and environment affect intelligence
The value of unstructured playtime and life balance
How even hyper-intelligent children can have learning issues
What it means to be both gifted and learning disabled
Common misconceptions associated with intelligence and talent
Practical tips for nurturing happy productivity
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