Executive Functioning and Self-Discipline
Executive functioning has become a popular term to help parents and educators come to terms with their continual failure to get children to perform to standard levels of performance or proficiency, either their own defined standards or global standards, despite the highest per pupil spending in the world. With all... 
Goal Orientation Theory and Education
In “The Little Engine That Couldn’t,” we see the frustration that Russell Esky, a prototypical rookie teacher feels while working within the system to teach children, struggling to deal with motivation problems that spring forth from both the system and from external environments, but seemingly blaming his struggles... 
Competition should have no place in K-12 education
“Let’s stop the hippy dippy nonsense and teach our kids that the real world sucks and that we need to learn how to deal with it.” Maybe not everyone should get a trophy, but maybe not everyone should be making YouTube videos. Competition currently has a very prominent place in K-12 academic settings, a central... 
Memorization
There are endless valid critiques of the status quo, traditional education system, as there should be given the very damaging outcomes that it produces. The status quo, traditional education system is a highly coercive, punitive and demoralizing institution that treats children more like widgets or dollar signs than... 
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