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Erik Richardson

Teacher, Richardson Ideaworks, Inc.

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What was your biggest obstacle or frustration during your years of conventional education?

I want to know how to make the next generation better, so after telling me your issue or obstacle, I am also curious to hear how you would translate that into some small change or action that can grow outward from a single classroom to a school and then further.

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    Mar 22 2012: I think my main obstacle, with regards to my development, was the fact that, according to what the teachers said, if I was good at something it was because I was a girl and as such, a person who gets results especially because she works hard and not because of intelligence/talent/determination. The biggest obstacle in high school was the lack of participation to the process and the necessity to standardize your behaviours in class.

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