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Carmen Sanz: “The best thing for a gifted is turn up of course”

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When Carmen Sanz was small nobody paid an intelligence test, but was lucky enough to fall into the hands of a teacher with common sense.Watching realized she needed something that her teammates could not give two courses and decided to upload. Thereafter he began to be happy.

The title of her book reads Curse of intelligence. Is it a curse to be gifted?
Being different from others is always complicated. If you also excel at something you do not know and makes others reject you, yes it becomes a curse. Children who are gifted must face rejection by their peers because they have different interests, different tastes, etc. Continue reading

Together we learn more and better

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“Studies on learning shows that students understand and retain what they learn more when they have studied and applied this knowledge in a practical context.” Tony Wagner

There are many who still believe that silence is the voice of the students, too many who are convinced that you can only learn in a monastic atmosphere of silence, stillness and meditation; and “sink the elbows” is the only way to study. This situation is surprising since, according to the latest in neuroeducation and learning and cognitive psychology research, you do not learn as well. Continue reading

Excuses bad teacher

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“Lord, give me courage to change what can be changed; grant me the serenity to accept what can not be changed and give me wisdom to distinguish one from the other.” Hindu Proverb

I am convinced that the teaching is (and will be) one of the most exciting professions and at the same time, the harder you can exercise anytime, anywhere in the world. Continue reading

What do you want to be?

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“People are more successful when there are others who understand their talents and skills challenges.” Ken Robinson: Element.

Children are an endless source of surprises. His innocence, sincerity and common sense hit us like a slap in the face and show that, sometimes, adults are unable to see the simple and obvious but what we have under our noses. Continue reading

Education is not a sport

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I do not know why, but often we treat education as if it were a sports competition talk about college career, to be first class or promotion, do rankings of schools, universities and even countries according to the results… we set educational goals and objectives to be achieved, we talk about culture of student effort as if this had to spend hours and hours studying athletes to train as … (and also , educational policy makers, but are always offside, do not stop hitting goals). Continue reading

We are very unfair to school

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“Some of the most brilliant and creative people I know did not do well in school. Many of them found they could not get to do-and who were in reality until leaving school and passed the education they had received “Ken Robinson. Element.

It is true that, as stated Ken Robinson, many people have not been boosted their talents at school. But it is no less true that it does many others have done it. We all know great, creative and enthusiastic people who enjoyed success in school and in this institution found the motivation to fully develop their talents. Continue reading

4 thoughts on education and a plea

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Before starting (I think deserved) summer vacation, I seriously proposed to rest for a few days of my readings on education and spend hours relaxing to read novels my favorite authors, who have very abandoned the rest of the year. The purpose was firm and I have kept … the problem is that, as education affects us all and is an essential element in the lives of people I find interesting reflections on education in almost all the novels I read. The truth is that in the literature have always found a source of inspiration to reflect on various aspects of life and education. Continue reading

The indigestible education

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Food is one of the metaphors I use most when I talk or write about what it is and how education works. In a collaboration that did some time ago in the blog we said “Like food, education should be healthy and tasty at the same time, i.e. to satisfy our basic needs and get to enjoy because if does not help us to grow as people and not thrill us, does not fulfill its main task.” Continue reading