The 3 Myths about Competition: How it affects student motivation

CJ Westerberg, April 10, 2012 10:30 AM


 "When 85% of school is built around competition . . " 

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 Rick Lavoie really tackles the concept of competition in schools as it relates to collaboration, learning and motivation.   Seems the topic of collaboration vs. competition really brings out some of the most heated discussions about school.  No matter how you feel about this topic initially, just give these videos a shot - let us know what you think -- 

In any event,  Lavoie tackles "school myths", that will make you take pause.  


Bio:  Rick Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in Special Education and holds two Honorary Doctorates in Education from the University of Massachusetts (2003) and Mitchell College (CT - 2007).

Published The Daily Riff February 4, 2011

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The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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