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Bill Gates on how he would educate himself if he were 15 years old

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  • Bill Gates has very developed theories and practices about how he learns. He's basically an autodidact, and has a specific approach to laddering knowledge onto a comprehensive framework he develops. He explains that technique in the video, which is worth the time to hear out.

  • Watching this clip, I'm reminded of a 2011 New York Times Magazine article entitled "What If the Secret to Success Is Failure?", which explored how the keys to learning may well be developing character traits like resilience, grit, bravery, gratitude, and so on. Throughout this interview, Bill Gates

    Watching this clip, I'm reminded of a 2011 New York Times Magazine article entitled "What If the Secret to Success Is Failure?", which explored how the keys to learning may well be developing character traits like resilience, grit, bravery, gratitude, and so on. Throughout this interview, Bill Gates touches on how the capacity for self-reflection, listening, understanding context, executive functioning, etc. underpins the ability to truly learn. How to focus on helping students cultivate these traits may not always be obvious, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

  • A chance to watch how Bill Gates' mind works. Excellent exclusive interview, Kevin!

  • “For years we have been hearing overheated claims about the huge impact that technology would have on education,” he wrote. “People have been right to be skeptical. But I think things are finally coming together in a way that will deliver on the promises.”

  • What I love is his awakening about the importance of belonging and the role it plays in learning.

  • I love the idea that the best way to remember what you read is to keep reading—and make connections between stories. That's thinking like a journalist. Also, history is important!! As someone who loves medical history, I love hearing how that can inform our own scientific knowledge.

  • Where to begin with this one. No doubt Bill Gates is a bright and thoughtful man. No doubt, he controls significant means to help solve global problems. What he seems unable to do in this conversation is understand the profound impact on an individual's life relevant to race, class, and gender. If improving

    Where to begin with this one. No doubt Bill Gates is a bright and thoughtful man. No doubt, he controls significant means to help solve global problems. What he seems unable to do in this conversation is understand the profound impact on an individual's life relevant to race, class, and gender. If improving the US educational system is a goal for Gates, he must put his dollars towards the systemic structures of racism, gender inequality, and social status. These elements perpetuate everything he bemoans.

  • What I've noticed is that the lack of knowledge of government and civics is giving us a generation of poorly educated voters. Too many react emotionally to news stories and have no basis for evaluating the meaning behind the story. Toss in a total lack of critical thinking skills, and our future is in peril.

  • He was on CBS This Morning show today promoting this.

  • Lets have a look whats his thoughts!!!