This talk by Will Richardson at TEDX West Vancouver rings true. The way kids learn on their own is much different than the way they learn in school – and they are more engaged by it.
Schools must change.
Kids need to dream big dreams in order to grow and learn. “A” just doesn’t seem quite big enough to me. What does “A” really mean? I think it means you remembered a lot. I don’t think it necessarily means you grew and learned.
Research into “growth mindset” can help us understand some ways we can raise kids to be hardy, resilient, and persistent. It’s good for human brains!