Sometimes I ask myself what am I good at, what do I enjoy to do the most or what I like to do in my spare time. Sometimes I find the answers, sometimes not… But what I know for sure is that I like to search for speakers, online conferences or events that focus on how can we educate ourselves or how can we “read” and understand ourselves better.
Last days I’ve discovered ednextgen.com website and (lucky me) their virtual conference about how can we create the future through education. So I found out more about Angela Maiers and her theory about how can we liberate genius in kids. At the first contact, I didn’t understand very well what it is all this genius about, until I took a close look at her conference speech.
Here are some key learning points about the importance of liberating our genius and becoming aware of our true, real passions that I want to share with you:
- “You are a genius and the world needs your contribution” – each and every child should hear this and their individual genius should be excavated through education
- “Our children are natural creators and natural contributors – it is a moral and ethical obligation to show and tell with each other”
- There are so many types of genius and everyone has it in them like she talks about and we need to help each and every kid find their genius
- In order to discover our true self we should “adopt and invite discomfort”
- “Fear is not a confirmation of failure. Fear is a confirmation that learning and courage exists.”
- Educators, parents, grandparents, friends – you are part of this mission! You value!
Such a beautiful way to empower the idea of helping each other in order to liberate our genius, our own passions! We should all value more the presence of others in our lives. We should all help others to find their passions, to discover, try and fail in order to find out which are our own passions. We should be aware of the fact that our contribution is important.