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Born to Learn

Born to Learn

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ever feel like you're capable of far more than what society expects of you

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i know idea promoting a teenager and school being less about a passion to

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learn and more about getting good grades how many times did you sit in class

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before

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expert to just get away

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every team tel fax

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albert einstein acted on it eight just fifteen he's sitting in class when all

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of us suddenly decided enough is enough gets up and walked right out the door

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never goes back

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remember being a kid and just wanting to play around with stuff cool things apart

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but things together in the grownups and i will know nao

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or being called to look for sitting scale one or two you when you couldn't

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add six continue longer

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it all completely well-intentioned of course but that doesn't make it any less

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insane

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because the fact is our capacity to create and land knows no bounds

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and the latest research proves the invention of m_r_i_ scans only in the

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past twenty five years had allowed scientists receive which parts of the

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brain used by different kinds of thinking

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we now know infinitely more than we did about how we can

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and what makes up human intelligence and it's extraordinary seth

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want to know what your really capable of

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let's start at the beginning

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the baby's brain is amma's

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it doesn't take nine months to create it's taken seven million years and

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around three hundred and fifty thousand generations

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all the skills and knowledge and talents cultivated by our ancestors are stored

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inside visa like numerous software programs which can only be activated by

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the baby engaging with its environment

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here's the striking thing

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if not activated at the most appropriate time

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they simply disappear

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take language

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if a child doesn't hear language by around the age of eight they may never

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none to speak

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so you can see just how important are interactions are

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ignite our dormant intelligence holly reinforce its tool there's something

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else movable to learn by looking at things from different perspectives and

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making connections between kings and we do that through play

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so wouldn't be amazing if we pour all this in mind when raising kids

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letting them play when they're little and when they're older too

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charles darwin's teacher city government and hospital he spent too much time

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playing within six

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so that children play

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because it's never just pay

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of course it takes more time and energy to do this

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but when you decide in with a focus resources for kids learning

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he couldn't do better than focusing on pretty pretty

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that's when we learned by copying the people around

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after twelve or thereabouts it's all change

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say goodbye to pliable easy trials

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and hello rebellious challenging teenager

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the whether that keep a big girl

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well let's have another look at that brand

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see what's happening

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reloaded the connection is made from childhood a break from last week for

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most from around the age of about twelve through two twenty the equivalent of an

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earthquake takes place in a young person's brain

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no more going along with what the grownups a

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preadolescent grain needs to do it so

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home no saved her

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over yes state evenly shinri scientists

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because if we hadn't developed this urge to do things differently

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we would never made it this far

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up until about sixty or seventy thousand years ago

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it was fine for children to grow up like their parents but then along came the

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last ice age

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aren't good news for that

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handful of our ancestors

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who chose to break away from their doomed parents freezing to death in the

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ancestral caves they built graphs and set off across the ocean hoping to find

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a place with a warmer climate

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critically dismayed risk taking

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the essential feature of adolescence we shouldn't be a little adolescents

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we should be honoring it for what it relieves the defining struggle the

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moment when the next generation challenges the status quo

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and pioneers new ways of thinking and being that ensure our survival now just

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imagine if we actually gave adolescents the freedom to undertake that's true

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rather than force them to sit passively in class how about trusting that they

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really are clone like learning

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now and he was at a lesson

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spread their wings and what things out for themselves if that sounds terrifying

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it needn't be because if we allow their natural curiosity to flourish in

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childhood philby bursting with the longing to learn and climb on a scaled

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the mountains of the mine and that's not scary upton's celebrating

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this is the way we've evolved to be

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is what makes us fulfilled well-adjusted human beings next stop trying to live in

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a way that still goes against how where hardwired to the let's allow ourselves

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and the next generation

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to reclaim the incredible gift of our ancestors

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adolescents is not a problem

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but she'd

 
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