Scott Barry Kaufman focuses on unlocking the potential of children, not on comparing them. He sees the inequalities in educational opportunities for children and is doing something about them through research, sharing, and writing about them. His research and insight has been an inspiration to bring Workspace Academy and Education to life. One of his recent blog posts “Typical vs Maximal Performance” highlights some of the flaws of our current thinking in our education system.
“How many children have we written off in school due to their typical performance? How many children would surprise us if we actually got them fully engaged in the learning and creative process? How many of us as adults constantly sell ourselves short because of the narratives we’ve created in our own heads of what’s possible? How many of us give up or stick to the same routines day after day because that’s what we typically do? It’s really important of going beyond what is when we assess a child’s potential, or even our own potential, to what could be. After all, believing in others is the greatest gift we can give people. It may also be the greatest gift we can give ourselves.”
Workspace Education is the greatest gift you can give your child, a place where you as the parent can guide your children’s education.