There have been some great books coming out dispelling the myth that to teach kids we must drill them to death. I am of the belief that this is what is creating many of our behaviorally disordered students. They are either bored silly or extremely confused but don’t feel like their needs are being recognized.
We need to learn to teach to the child, not the masses. Until we know that the children are all on the same playing field, we shouldn’t be punishing them for not following the rules, the plays of the game.
Let me know what you think after reading this piece.
Why our children’s success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.
See on www.nytimes.com