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News and Opinion Oct 16, 2018

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Blogs On Connecting Science with Learning and Human Development for iNACOL

Turnaround Founder and Senior Science Advisor Pamela Cantor, M.D. wrote an article for the iNACOL Blog, which features news “for the K-12 Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Community.”  iNACOL is a leading advocate for “transformational learning that leverages the power of personalized, competency based learning mdoels to accelerate the shit to student-centered learning.”

The article, Connecting Science with Learning and Human Development, was written to help orient attendees of iNACOL’s Symposium 2018, where Dr. Cantor will keynote on The Power of Whole Child Personalization: Connecting Science, Learning and Human Potential.

According to Dr. Cantor’s blog:

When I was a medical student, I was taught about how the human brain and body develop, what happens when development goes right and produces health, and what happens when something goes awry. One of the most amazing things I learned was that humans are born with 25,000 genes but over the course of our lifetimes, only 10 percent of those genes ever get expressed! That’s because genes are what we call “chemical followers.” This means that the environments and relationships children experience – the context of their lives – largely shape who they become.