There is a mouse in my wall.
Its obnoxious, incessant gnawing at the window, and refusal to eat the poison I have put every direction it has already been, makes me realize that this steadfast progress is what I would hope to see my students achieve.
I have been surrounded by the idea that you need 10,000 hours to become an expert. Recently, while shoveling my walk, I was listening to an NPR interview of Malcolm Gladwell, who just came out with a book called Outliers. He thinks that the idea of gifted children is a myth. They are simply children who have talent and passion and have spent a lot of time doing something they love.
How do we achieve that same passion? How do we give them opportunity so they may grow that passion?