*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Teaching Children the Upside of Failure: A Role for Grandparents

Winston Churchill advanced the wisdom that success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Einstein said that sometimes he worked on the same problem for weeks and years and 90% of the time his conclusions were wrong. This course was created to help fill the gap in modern education’s failure to teach children the importance of failure and to help grandparents more effectively teach grandchildren healthy attitudes toward failure. Note: This course meets three days in a row on a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. John Burt is a retired professor and dean of public health. He is the author of three textbooks and twenty-five research papers. He holds degrees from Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Oregon. He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of North Carolina and the Scholar of the Year Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Health. Dr. Burt has taught at the University of Toledo, Temple University, and the University of Maryland.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B108 John Burt Oct 29, 30, 31 Mo 1:00-3:00 p.m. OLLI Conference Room WL

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