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.”
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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…
I can’t possibly not blog about this. Go ahead. Read the article about how children left to play on the playground at recess as they please, win… at nearly everything (despite the occasional broken arm). The Principal at Swanson School has it right.
Making homework smarter Annie Murphy Paul hits a home run with this blog entry. Homework is a serious problem. That’s right. A problem. Our students carry home ridiculously heavy backpacks to spend hours pouring over books, reviewing, revising, and repeating endless exercises intended (I think)… Continue Reading “Work Smarter not Harder |Reblog”