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September 6th – Adina Laver: “If ‘good grades’ were not the measure of success, what would be?”

With the start of the 2016 – 2017 school year upon us, students, teachers, and parents begin or resume play of this ‘Game of School.’ Whether this is a game you love or one that resembles the Robin Williams  movie Jumanji (the game that trapped the players until they played until the bitter end), today’s podcast suggests that it is nonetheless a game we invented and we must treat it as such. As an educator, I am passionate about learning AND I recognize that school as a learning institution and in its current form is limited in its capacity to fully educate every child to their brilliant potential. For this reason, we must measure how much value we place upon the measures of success in school and ensure that – as Mark Twain says – we do not allow schooling to interfere with education – nor do we allow it to limit our belief in the infinite possibilities of ourselves and our children.

Adina Laver, MBA, M.Ed, CPC is the CEO and Chief Curiosity officer of Courage to be Curious, a distinctive personal development company dedicated to enhancing the quality and potential of the human experience by inspiring and empowering those on the path to brilliance to act courageously and live authentically. Having thought for most of her life that she was hopelessly erratic and chronically fickle, hopping from interest to interest, academic pursuit to academic pursuit, job to job, and even country to country for a while, Adina finally realized that she was not indecisive but rather insatiably curious. She is an explorer and grower and is passionate about sharing the power of these traits with others in ways that empower them to achieve the quality of life they are seeking. www.CouragetobeCurious.com

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