Is that what we want? Kids who get straight As but hate learning?

“From her first day of school, we pointed her toward that altar and trained her to measure her progress by means of points, scores, and awards. We taught Marianna that her potential is tied to her intellect, and that her intellect is more important than her character… Above all else, we taught her to fear failure. That fear is what has destroyed her love of learning.”

Read the rest of Jessica Lahey’s “When Success Leads to Failure” here.

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