Temple University psychology professor Robert W. Weisberg has studied creative geniuses like Thomas Edison, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. For him, there is no such thing as a born genius, most creative giants work ferociously hard before succeeding.
Joanne Lipman, co-author, with Melanie Kupchynsky, of "Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations," explain in 8 points why tough teachers get good results:
1. A little pain is good for you.
2. Drill, baby, drill.
3. Failure is an option.
4. Strict is better than nice.
5. Creativity can be learned.
6. Grit trumps talent.
7. Praise makes you weak...
8. ...While stress makes you strong.
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