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If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment,
by Robert Sternberg

If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment,
if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this
society because there are very few jobs for you left.
- Robert Sternberg

Well, I don't think that the SAT is a scam.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, the better they did on the IQ test,
the worse they did on the practical test and the better
they did on the practical tests,
the worse they did on the IQ test.
- Robert Sternberg

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.
Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
- Robert Sternberg

 

If you bore them to death and say, this hurts me more than it hurts you,
and #B,
they're going to invest their time in other things anyway.
- Robert Sternberg

The problem is that there are very few technologies
that essentially haven't changed for 60,
70 years.
- Robert Sternberg

And in order to succeed in later life,
you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing.
- Robert Sternberg

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All of the studies we do in my group are quantified.
- Robert Sternberg

There is no recipe to be a great teacher,
that's what is unique about them.
- Robert Sternberg

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've
found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas,
you'll have one group of kids doing well.
- Robert Sternberg

ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country.
The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions.
And so, one could blame the companies,
but really, economically, they have no incentive to
change things very much because they're getting the business.
- Robert Sternberg

If there's going to be an SAT, it's probably practical
to invest in a book or perhaps in a course,
but I'm sorry to say, I went to some classes that my
kids took and it was clear in school that what they
were doing was just SAT training.
- Robert Sternberg

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability,
it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of
services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
- Robert Sternberg

And if we don't have a test, what we may end up doing
is going back to what this country has done before.
We could use social class and we still do,
but in the 50s, it was, do you have the right last
name and are your parents in privileged positions?
- Robert Sternberg

And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies
showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations,
your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at,
you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again.
- Robert Sternberg

But what many psychologists have done,
probably because they did well on a test themselves
and everyone wants high self esteem,
is to create this little box and then do their research inside it.
- Robert Sternberg

To the Kenyan families, school doesn't really matter
because none of them are going on to college.
Almost all of drop out of school and so,
they're spending their time learning things that are important to them.
- Robert Sternberg

The three parts of the theory are analytical ability,
the ability to analyze things to judge,
to criticize.
Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical,
the ability to apply and use what you know.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way,
then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well
that way don't have the ability,
when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's
teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn.
- Robert Sternberg

Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we
show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with
G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical
intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
- Robert Sternberg

But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so,
in the first three years of school, I had teachers
who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid,
they have low expectations for you.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, unlike some people with new theories,
we will go out, we'll go into a school and we get products
and the products are evaluated,
whether it's by teachers or others.
The scores are quantified and then we compare performances.
- Robert Sternberg

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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