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04 // THE MASTERY SYSTEM

Focusing on what you’re getting wrong isn’t as effective a way to learn as repetition

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Esther Wojcicki has three daughters; one heads YouTube, one founded 23andMe, and one teaches pediatrics at UCSF. She herself runs an award-winning media arts program and recently wrote a book on How to Raise Successful People.

In the fourth video of our members-only series offering tips from the longtime educator, Wojcicki discusses how parents and teachers shouldn’t focus on when a child fails, but instead set standards, and encourage them to iterate until they learn how to do something, in what she calls the “mastery system.”

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