STEM Games, Activities, and More
Instead, our schools have begun to barter: no homework in lieu of these basic daily rituals -- a notion tickled with irony as libraries become a thing of the past, replaced by maker spaces and social centers, and screen addictions keep our children up late into the night, denying our children of the thing they need most -- a good night's sleep. It has become apparent that, at some point, schools abdicated their responsibility to educate children in favor of becoming babysitting services that simply check off a box for seat time in a classroom, as if simply sitting in a building zoned "E" for education, adorned with cliche inspirational quotes, was sufficient to be deemed an educational institution.
Since giftedness does tend to run in families, it is reasonable to assume that it is, at least partially, genetic. However, we must not forget that values and habits are also passed down from one generation to the next in much the same way that our DNA is. So, should more credit be given to nature or nurture? Moreover, what happens to a gifted mind without proper nurture?