History of Thiebaut Method
Paul Thiebaut III created Thiebaut Method based on a very simple concept backed up by some of the richest and most reliable psychological science: People do their best work and experience emotional fulfillment when they pursue their passions (intrinsic motivations).
Passionate people work hard, persist, focus on growth, and care about things beyond themselves. Qualities like these lead to continuous skill development, adaptability and flexibility, and an inclination to put ideas into action.
Almost all gifted, talented, innovation, and genius research shows that the most outstanding individuals are the most passionate.
Paul Thiebaut III used his passions in 2003 to learn his way out of poverty and then created an education method to teach struggling students how to pursue their passions.
About Thiebaut Method
Thiebaut Method (formerly, 10 Books A Home) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that has provided free learning opportunities to more than 5,000 underserved learners in the East Palo Alto area.
The nonprofit has provided book donations, preschool storytimes, home tutoring, center-based tutoring, online tutoring, and after school programming for underserved PeK-8 students with the support of more than 1,000 volunteers.
TM has sent hundreds of low-income preschoolers into kindergarten above grade level, taught K-8 students how to accelerate 2-4 grade levels in less than 4 months in reading, writing, math, and more by basing their learning on their passions, and has empowered special needs students to exceed expectations set by teachers and parents.
Thiebaut Method Timeline
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