I would like to build upon my previous blog on increasing students’ academic motivation. In my prior blog I discussed the principles of motivation the benefit of creating a nurturing learning environment. Now, I’d like to build on that idea by presenting ideas for creating an atmosphere for exploration and change. By creating such an …Read More
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Compassion?
Dec 17, 2009
A recent article titled “More Compassion, Less Competition” by Richard Davidson presents the benefits of having a broader definition of education that focuses not only on academic growth but also overall emotional well being. Specifically, he argues that focusing heavily on competition and passing tests has resulted in teachers and students discriminating against those who …Read More