An educator applies the lessons from ‘The Genius in All of Us’

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Even though his book, “The Genius in All of Us,” has the word “genius” in the title, author David Shenk doesn’t think it’s a particularly useful term.

Instead of asking where genius comes from, he says, we should ask “what it takes to be good at stuff.”

Educator Jennie Niles has put a lot of thought into what it takes to be good at stuff. She founded a public charter school in Washington, D.C., that operates by the principles and research behind David’s book. She joins us today for our final segment in our Genius series, to think about what we’ve learned this week and give advice about how to apply it in our homes and schools.

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