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Competition should have no place in K-12 education

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 place, but it should not. The elevated position that competition has in K-12 academics... 

Memorization

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 complex individuals with unbound potential and very real emotional and social needs.... 
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Should We Encourage Learning Through Rewards?

Should We Encourage Learning Through Rewards?
Educators have long wondered how they can get their students to learn more efficiently and to do well on the tests that are placed in front of them. And when the goal of education is efficiency in the classroom and desired outcomes on testing, the natural place to look to pull the levers necessary to achieve those goals is the children. By focusing on the children, however, educators take their eyes... 

My Educational Philosophy

My Educational Philosophy
This is a writeup of my educational philosophy for a joint venture I’m beginning to work with. Enjoy! Antonio has always believed that education is the key that can open up a world of opportunity to children and that the future of our society rests on our ability to help children access great education; therefore he has been working with children in a coaching, mentoring, teaching, philanthropic... 
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