Mark Gleeson's reflections on the phenomenon of Adora Svitak, now 14 years old. At the age of 7, Adora was documented to have written 250,000 words as author of a number of books.
Gleeson details key factors he believes contribute to her success and, potentially, to most students:
1. Early support, genuine interest in the child's passions and communicating one's own passions by parents and teachers.
2. Technology plays its part. Don't fear it, embrace it.
3. Develop these qualities in all children: imagination, courage, curiosity, exploration, accceptance and learning from criticism, desire to better one's performance