What are you working on right now? Some people bring their ideas to life on a canvas or with a blueprint, an instrument or a test tube; my tools of the trade are the pen and the microphone. Berkeley in the fall! Once she knew it was something she wanted to do, she made phone calls to principals of elementary schools.
We asked Adora what she thought were the biggest assets of the millennial generation. In her talk, she highlighted what grown-ups can learn from kids.
I think it helped that I had a naive lack of understanding about how hard it is to get published; as I talked about in my TED speech, naivete can actually be a good thing when it makes you think the seemingly impossible is possible.
Not like I did that or anything. She believes other young people can make their dreams a reality with the right amount of work. Hoping to instill her love of learning in other children, she taught her first class at a local elementary school the year her first book, Flying Fingers, debuted; since then, she has spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.
Adora Svitak was just 6 when she picked up the title of "child prodigy," recognized by a local news station in Seattle for her writing abilities. Who is your hero? Tell us a secret.
One of my first favorite nonfiction books was a biography of her, actually; I think that seeing how many struggles she had in her own life, from childhood onward, showed me that your challenges make you stronger. I once posted on Facebook that I lead a Hannah Montana life—teaching by morning, in school by noon, speaking by night.
She co-authored her second book, Dancing Fingers—a collection of poetry—with her older sister Adrianna in Well, in all seriousness: I once took a really surreptitious camera phone picture of Lois Lowry, the author, when she was sitting across from me at a Wisconsin reading association event.
When people see that you respect them equally as people, not because of wealth or status or the size of their contract with you, they see how genuine you are. Now I just need to apply that learning in my non-travel life… Connect: I have several speeches in the months to come about topics ranging from the arts to technology to education.
If you were to start again, what would you do differently? Why limit myself by my birth date? What does your typical day look like?
Too often I think we forget about the importance of ethics in how we deal with others and the way we go about doing business. As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do? If I have to pick just one, Eleanor Roosevelt, because she was definitely an incredibly pioneering woman and first lady.
I was pretty starstruck. That video received over one million views and has been translated into more than 40 languages.Adora Svitak (born October 15, in Springfield, Oregon) is an American writer, public speaker, former child prodigy, and activist.
Since the age of 4, Adora Svitak has been exploring what she can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy, the voices of the youth and education reform, to guest blogging for Mashable and the Huffington Post. Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing proves to be an exception.
A collection of lively stories by prodigy author Adora Svitak, Flying Fingers includes key vocabulary, creative writing exercises, exercises designed to improve basic writing skills, and an /5(7).
Adora Svitak was just 6 when she picked up the title of " child prodigy, " recognized by a local news station in Seattle for her writing abilities. She ' s come a long way since then.
" When I was younger, I was known mainly as ' child prodigy, ' " Adora said. Adora is a published author, internationally acclaimed speaker, and advocate for causes including literacy, youth empowerment, and feminism.
She is a student at UC Berkeley. Flying Fingers combines Adora's historical fiction, adventure stories and poems, writing tips, opinions on politics, religion, media and education with coaching Flying Fingers combines Adora's historical fiction, adventure stories and poems, writing tips, opinions on politics, religion, media and education with coaching advice for parents and teachers who want to bring out the best in their children by Joyce Svitak/5.Download