Month: September 2013

Fixing Our Schools

Fixing Our Schools

I just read an article in The Week magazine about the difference between education in Finland vs. education in the United States. “Why Finland has better schools” by Amanda Ripley discusses her own personal experiences while observing the educational system at a high school in Finland. She made many good points, and, although I’ve heard …

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Competition: The True Educational Motivator

Competition: The True Educational Motivator

Two conversations came up this weekend that drive me to the conclusion that the best motivator for students (and just about anyone else) is competition. I teach four sections of the same Humanities class. These are seniors who are feeling senioritis long before they can even find graduation on the calendar. Each of my sections …

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