After reading my post about promoting interests instead of passions, reader Nicole sent a link to this article about speaking to the elderly about finding a life purpose: Basically, the oldest Americans (most of whom also struggled with the question) tell you to relax. They say that you are likely to have a number of […]
‘Long Term’ Articles
In my last article, I wrote about possible 21st century careers awaiting our students. When I speak about this topic, people respond by wanting to help kids “find their passions.” But I think the word “passion” is a problem. Here’s why. “Passion” Is Unreasonable When we call something a “passion,” it implies lifelong devotion and […]
I’ve been speaking recently about a topic dear to my heart: the exciting, 21st careers that await our students. But it’s easy to get caught up in what I call The Three Step Story: Get good grades Go to a good college Get a good job I wrote about this in Success Isn’t A Straight […]
What happens when a student never gets called over to work with the teacher?
Check out this jaw-dropping quote from Deborah Ruf’s interviews with gifted adults about their childhoods…