Welcome to a stream of ideas as I venture on a journey to develop young writers. This blog will be influenced by my current reading list, conferences, colleagues, your comments and of course the students I work with each day. The connection between all forms of early literacy will also frequent the blog and their importance in the writing process for young learners.
I picked up the book Outliers again today in hopes of finishing.
This book is very thought provoking. I would love to hear from anyone who has read it and what their thoughts were following. I have two chapters to go and have to say that the most fascinating sections so far have to be "The Trouble With Geniuses" part one and two. In these two sections the author challenges the idea that someone who is a genius is automatically guaranteed success and that talents can be innate. He talks a lot about circumstances, opportunities and hard work being the most important runways to success...which I can't really argue with at all. There is a lot more to his theories and they would definitely be worth exploring if you are questioning what it takes to be successful.
I am looking forward to finishing the book and reviewing it using some of the questions in the back section.
Should be fun! I saw this image and imagined it was the doodle of random thoughts and connections a person with a genius level IQ might produce.