Dave Eggers’ TED Talk

This is an interesting model of a successful tutoring center. I heard about it on NPR a while back. I wish it could happen here in Birmingham.

My favorite part: (Start around 14:50)

(He is talking about how they have groups of students write books. ) “The kids will work harder than they ever have in their lives if they know it is going to be permanent…If they know that nobody can diminish what they’ve thought and said…We give so much attention to their thoughts…five drafts, six drafts…and once they’ve reached that level, once they’ve written at that level, they can never go back.  It is absolutely transformative.

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