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How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning – “Stigler knew that in American classrooms, it was usually the best kid in the class who was invited to the board. And so he watched with interest as the Japanese student dutifully came to the board and started drawing, but still couldn’t complete the cube. ” “In […]

Why telling kids they are smart makes them act dumb

Praise and intelligence by Gwen Dewar, Ph.D : “When you praise kids for their ability, it makes them focus on looking good—not on learning” Read more …

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? : The New Yorker

“Often, the kids had to be begged to attempt the simplest tasks; often, they still refused. In one fairly typical encounter, a father asked his eight-year-old son five times to please go take a bath or a shower. After the fifth plea went unheeded, the father picked the boy up and carried him into the […]

What teachers really want to tell parents

From CNN : “This summer, I met a principal who was recently named as the administrator of the year in her state. She was loved and adored by all, but she told me she was leaving the profession. I screamed, “You can’t leave us,” and she quite bluntly replied, “Look, if I get an offer […]