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Friday, August 27, 2010

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything - Tony Schwartz - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything - Tony Schwartz - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review

Here is an intriguing article that opens the premise that there is no ceiling to what a person can do. Genetics can play a role in inherent advantages such as growing over 6 foot to make dunking "easier." Yet there are those like Spud an NBA point guard who once WON the dunking contest.

The 6 keys seem interconnected. What stands out to me are how several of the pieces are recognized as part of effective teaching practice such as "Seek expert feedback" and "Pursue what you love" which I interpret in the classroom as making learning contextual to what students view as relevant.

This is a worthy read.