The IQ test is just a brief assessment of one trait. It doesn’t say anything about a person’s past or future potential. It’s only used to match a person to an intervention. Each person has numerous opportunities to demonstrate their intellectual prowess. A single test score certainly has no impact on a person’s chances of success in life
"Kaufman makes a convincing case for incorporating valuable but less easily measured attributes into our view of intelligence…. Most powerfully, Kaufman illustrates the importance of uncovering what gives each person his or her own brand of intelligence, taking into account individual goals, psychologies and brain chemistry.”—Scientific American Mind
"The book challenges many common assumptions and practices in the fields of intelligence, learning disabilities and giftedness, reviews the emerging literature on deliberate practice, self-regulation and creativity and concludes with a new and more intelligent — in my mind — definition of intelligence." — Huffington Post
"Ungifted is a virtuoso book that gracefully weaves science, psychology, and the author’s personal experience into a powerful argument for valuing the cognitive strengths of all students, particularly those sidelined in the past by short-sighted assumptions about the limits of their potential.”—Steve Silberman, correspondent, Wired magazine
"Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, is well situated to make an important contribution to our understanding of intelligence ."— The Creativity Post
Certainly, being a young, educated adult is not the same now as it was even just a mere decade ago, with a rapidly changing world. To create innovators, from this Millennial Generation, not only means supplying the potential innovator with the right skills, tools and atmosphere, but also to supply the
Educators across the country are intimately familiar with the struggles of children experiencing adversity, as are social workers, mentors, pediatricians, and parents. If you work with kids who are growing up in poverty or other adverse circumstances, you know that they can be difficult for teachers and other professionals to reach,
By many standards, the world is a much better today than it was forty years ago. Still, in the past, we could assume that children growing up, if they survived physically, would be equipped with the capabilities to act in their own behalf and pursue opportunities as adults. Today, when the
Dopamine plays a crucial role in motivation, and has activating effects on cognition and behavior, pulling us to engage in the world and with ideas.
It’s time to pull back all the labels, expectations, and preconceptions that have been in place over the past 100 years and finally redefine intelligence.
The single most important contribution education can make to a child’s development is to help him towards a field where his talents best suit him.
We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them to identify their natural competencies and gifts, and cultivate those.
There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to succeed, and many, many different abilities that will help us get there.