"Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Robert Sternberg on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Robert Sternberg on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Robert Sternberg on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Robert Sternberg on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Robert Sternberg on Albert Einstein
"ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business."
"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
"To the Kenyan families, school doesn't really matter because none of them are going on to college. Almost all of drop out of school and so, they're spending their time learning things that are important to them."
"If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left."
"In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn."