The portable gymnasiumIn a (very long) article on intelligence testing, James Flynn writes:
The best chance of enjoying enhanced cognitive skills is to fall in love with ideas, or intelligent conversation, or intelligent books, or some intellectual pursuit. If I do that, I create within my own mind a stimulating mental environment that accompanies me wherever I go. Then I am relatively free of needing good luck to enjoy a rich cognitive environment. I have constant and instant access to a portable gymnasium that exercises the mind. Books and ideas and analyzing things are possessions easier to access than even the local gym.I thought this passage was one to think about and internalise.
If only we who teach could make more of our "subjects" fall in love with ideas. Then we would have truly effective interventions.