Tag: character

Stop Punishing. It Doesn’t Work.

Punishment often shames and humiliates, produces little more than resentment or fear, and does nothing to model or teach a better way to handle childish problems.

The World Is Coming to an End|Spoken Word

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Wrong …again.

For years, experts have been telling parents to praise the behaviour, or the effort a child makes, and not the child him/herself. The thinking behind this bit of wisdom is that praising a child for effort, no matter what the outcome, was much better for… Continue Reading “Wrong …again.”

‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ and What it Means for Education

Originally posted on Online Learning Insights:
Macmillan Publishers I recently finished Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics. Kahneman received the distinguished prize for his “Integrated economic analysis with fundamental insights from cognitive psychology, in particular regarding…

Breathtaking Assumptions

Twitter has been a really interesting source of new contact with the global community. I’m sure I’ve done things that end up on lists like, “Top 10 Things Never to do on Twitter” but overall, joining has been a good thing. One of the… Continue Reading “Breathtaking Assumptions”