Director Janice Smith talks through Dr. Kimberly Berens’s new book Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and The Science That Can Save Them. In her book, Dr. Berens covers the myths about learning. Myth #2 is that we should teach to a child’s strengths. What does the science say? FALSE. Education’s goal is not just to teach what learners already find easy. Teaching should be taught with a multi-sensory approach. The only way a learner will become better at a different modality (e.g. hearing, seeing) is through deliberate and repeated practice that is reinforced!