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Executive Functioning and Self-Discipline

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 this money pouring into education, and an ability to slot only so many children into... 

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... 

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... 
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