“Correcting brilliant students”

A (very) short response to Jean Yang and Grzegorz Kossakowski on http://jxyzabc.blogspot.ca/2016/09/question-correcting-brilliant-students.html.

I think the change has to start with the advisor/teacher/mentor. Many students, when they come to classes, are still trying to make sense of the world, their values, communication dynamics, etc. They come for more than just formal education. Sometimes, they don’t even realize it. They think they only crave for knowledge…

So the attitude and relationships traits are often mimicked from the educators. This is especially true, when the educators are very accomplished and serve as role models. So to avoid and/or correct the problem, the educators should look at their own relationship dynamics with the student and the rest of the group they lead.

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