is the secret of getting really good at something? Unlock that secret and
explore talents with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle.
He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Sentry’s Theater @1800 in Stevens
free lecture is the final in the Point in Common community speaker series, featuring some
of nation’s brightest, most innovative educators.
visited nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds. These tiny places produced
huge amounts of talent, from a small music camp in upstate New York to an
elementary school in California to baseball fields of the Caribbean. In “The
Talent Code,” Coyle details a pattern common in all of them: certain methods of
training, motivation and coaching. This pattern, which has to do with basics of
how the brain acquires skill, provides a new way to think about talent. He’ll
share tools to unlock your own talents and those of your children.
was chosen because he inspires learning at all ages, said Amber Garbe, chair of
the Point in Common Planning Committee and teacher at Madison School. “We often
think of skill building as something that occupies our youth. Daniel Coyle
boils down the science and lays the path for improvement in any arena, across
educators, administrators, students and business professionals will get tips
they can use immediately to nurture talent or improve a skill.
“The Little Book of Talent” has 52 easy-to-follow tips for improving skills.
Copies of this book are circulating in the community and will be given as
prizes at the April 29 event.
in Common is sponsored by the Stevens Point Area Public School District,
Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools, UW-Stevens Point, Mid-State Technical
College, Sentry Insurance, Okray Family Farms, Phi Delta Kappa and the
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. To register, ask a question or for
more information, visit www.pointincommon.org.
Free child care will be available at Schmeeckle Reserve
Visitor Center during the talk.