Does the ‘Gifted’ Label Get In the Way of Developing Real Potential?

This short article appeared in the NY Times – The Learning Network Blog yesterday and poses a great question to teachers at the end: How do you maintain the ambition of those showing early promise while simultaneously trying to tap into the hidden potential of everyone else?

David Shenk is the author of The Genius in All of Us: Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ is Wrong. …and of course he mentions Carol Dweck’s work.


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