EP 155 - Having a "Limitless" Approach to Life

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: When we learn research from brain science and education, we can live in a more free and “limitless” way.
Air Date: 12/3/19
Duration: 29:53
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Jo Boaler, PhD
Screen Shot 2019-12-02 at 2.56.28 PMDr. Jo Boaler is the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, and a maths teacher in London comprehensive schools. She is a White House presenter on women and girls. She recently formed youcubed.org to give teachers, parents and students the resources they need to excite students about mathematics. She was named by the BBC as one of the eight educators "changing the face of education."                      
  • Book Title: Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers
  • Guest Twitter Account: @joboaler
EP 155 - Having a "Limitless" Approach to Life
New evidence in brain science contradicts much of what we’ve learned in the past and were taught in school. Namely, we now know that our brains are plastic, so they are constantly changing as we learn.

It was once thought that every person was born with certain gifts and certain people were more inclined to be good at math or the arts. However, this new research suggests that everyone is capable of learning and succeeding at anything.

Unfortunately, many institutions, including schools and boardrooms are still functioning in the old-school mode, which keeps many girls from succeeding at the same rate as boys in the areas of STEM—despite the fact that they have the same innate potential to succeed.

Dr. Jo Boaler shares tips on how to make the classroom and boardroom a better environment for women and girls to succeed.  

Listen as Dr. Boaler joins Dr. Taz to discuss neuroplasticity and limitless learning.