Why are our children failing so much in school? These clips from Rick Lavoie’s conference are a real eye opener. Rick Lavoie is a specialist of Learning Disabilities and has published extensive work about schooling and learning.
Rick Lavoie covers (and destroys) the following myths:
- Competition is the widest tool used for teaching, because it is “motivating” (It’s not)
- It’s a scary big bad world out there, so we need to prepare the kids for it (But kids aren’t adult!)
- We do our best work when we compete head to head (No, it’s when we compete against ourselves)
- The classroom is by nature competitive (not it’s not, the teacher has other options)