Factory of geniuses. Students of an impoverished elementary school that sits next to a waste dump near the U.S. border scored the best math grades in Mexico in a nationwide test. One of the students, 12-year old Paloma Noyola was declared a genius and the next Steve Jobs. The year before, students in the same classroom had poor test scores. This is a conversation about this new teaching method and the mainstream model of public education, with the innovative educator who made these children to learn and thrive. This method breaks with the traditional scheme based on the value of punctuality, discipline, and good behavior and promotes instead creative and critical thinking by solving problems through team work, interaction and self-organization.
Guest: Sergio Iván Juárez Correa, Math teacher, José Urbina López primary school, Matamoros, Mexico.
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