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A Mind for Adventure

RCYTJSI Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1089-5701


Formal schooling began centuries before scientists would discover how the brains of children actually learn. Not surprisingly, traditional teaching was often boring and brain antagonistic. But great teachers in every era intuitively recognized what has now been validated by neuroscience: powerful learning is an adventure of the mind. Students, strongly connected to esteemed mentors, engage in novel risk-taking experiences while exploring challenging problems. This article highlights ten key principles from brain science for creating a passion for learning, providing examples from the education of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard P. Feynman.


Strother, M.A. (2007). A Mind for Adventure. Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 16(1), 17-21. Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .

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