Will President Obama’s $4 billion incentive for school reform help teens use more robust brainpower to reach their real potential? Not every teen will win the title world’s best brain as Julia Chartrove won at the International Brain Research Organization. Yet all can draw on more brainpower to reach higher motivation and achievement. It may mean starting a blog as an approach to teach. It’s what turned LA’s most troubled secondary school into one of its best.
Will this new competition for government grants offer teens that race to the top, where higher motivation and achievement offer tangible dividends? Check out these videos for a few of top races near the peaks.
Renewal benefits teens:
- Learning starts with one teen, relies on curiosity, fuels from two footed questions, and draws diverse people together. A brain’s plasticity rewires daily and differently.
- Ongoing renewal transforms teens‘ lives beyond classrooms, when they build from where they stand to where they hope to go. Brains grow and apply facts as solutions to problems when a person hooks unknown content to known experiences.
- Motivation and achievement act as two oars to knowledge vessels that carry content into deeper waters, use power tools to disagree with respect, and ensure teens win their race to the top. Einstein’s curiosity for instance, showed him the universe as a delightful puzzle to enjoy solving through his imagination, and teens today can do the same.
Many years in secondary school and university renewal still teaches me that ongoing renewal starts with learners, engages a full range of capabilities, and evaluates with intelligence-fair tests. Could it happen for teens you know?
Articles for secondary and university race to the top:
1. No Brain Left Behind
Altering direction for secondary school renewal – Race to the top Aug 17 – 21st MITA Brain Institute here.