Is there a genius in all of us? This was a question posed by David Shenk, author of The Genius In All of Us. It was generally believed in science that people’s talent was genetic, but new science suggests the source of abilities is more a developmental process and this includes what we get from our genes.
David Shenk says, ‘Our abilities are not set in genetic stone. They are soft and sculptable, far into adulthood. With humility, with hope, and with extraordinary determination, greatness is something to which any kid – of any age – can aspire.’
This is an interesting thought for which many teachers. A persons genius could be drawn out by inspiration and motivation, and who knows who will be a genius? We have classes of young people on a daily basis who are the future – don’t forget to inspire!