Sunday, September 29, 2013

'Strings Attached' Co-Author Offers Solutions for Education - WSJ.com

'Strings Attached' Co-Author Offers Solutions for Education - WSJ.com:

Tough teachers get good results, but tough teachers could get fired. Maybe we need to understand what is right about the "old" style.
1. A little pain is good for you.
2. Drill, baby, drill.
3. Failure is an option.
4. Strict is better than nice.
5. Creativity can be learned.
6. Grit trumps talent.
7. Praise makes you weak…
8.…while stress makes you strong.
BTW, I overheard the Shanghai student out-tested US kids in English. Something is wrong, I would say.


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