How to Grow Independent Thinkers with Dr. Yong Zhao

How to Grow Independent Thinkers with Dr. Yong Zhao

Have you ever fretted over how to encourage your child to think on their own–without needing to be told every single step?  Are you afraid your kids might end up in your basement after high school or college?  As a special treat for our visitors at the Model Schools Conference (, we are excited to have education expert Dr. Yong Zhao as our guest on today’s show to discuss growing independent thinkers!  

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Dr. Zhao is originally from the Sichuan province in China and describes himself as “a failed Chinese farmer.”  Yet currently, he is a Professor of Education at the University of Oregon, and in today’s interview, he shares his story of the evolution from the son of a poor Chinese farmer to a successful educational researcher.  Don’t miss Dr. Zhao’s top 7 things parents can do to foster independence and accountability in their children.

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Keep On Innovating,

Steve Kurti

PS.  If you’re in Atlanta, GA next week, come see us at the Quadrant D Design Challenge during the Model School’s Conference.   We can’t tell you exactly what it will be… but it will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Click here for more information.


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