Story & Song
Submitted by Mark Kaufman
January 14, 2020
Who Will Thrive in the Year 2050?
What kinds of minds will succeed in the 21st century? Dr. Terry Roberts, a lifelong teacher and educational reformer, will answer these and other questions when he talks about his new book, The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive, on Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 5:30 pm, at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro. A portion of book sales will benefit Amelia Island Montessori School.
The New Smart argues that the old notion of intelligence as a static quotient has ceased to mean much of value. Being smart, especially as it’s related to test scores and school grades, has less and less to do with success in contemporary life. Both these words and the ideas they represent are worn out.
Dr. Roberts, Director of the National Paideia Center, a school reform organization in Asheville, NC, shows how we need to re-train parents and teachers alike to educate our children for a life that will demand creativity as much if not more so than intelligence