What Draymond Green Can Teach Us about Learning

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The Learning and Experience Blog

This blog has excepts from the book, Computers, Cockroaches, and Ecosystems: Understanding Learning through Metaphor.

The Golden State Warriors just won the NBA championship in dominating fashion. Some are calling this team the greatest ever. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant may be the superstars, but basketball fans know Draymond Green is the linchpin – which is rather surprising given that Green was not expected to be a great NBA player. Heck, he was not expected to be an NBA player at all. As a high school player from Saginaw, Michigan, Green was not particularly athletic and rather short for his position. He had some skills but not enough to stand out from his peers. So what happened? How did he become an NBA All-Star? The story has more do with his mind than his body and it can teach us something about the nature of learning.

Green attended Michigan…

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