Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fanning the spark

Happy New Year - happy to be back in school! 

In an article in the latest Independent School magazine, neurophychologist William Stixrud is quoted with a recipe for highly motivated students: "What schools and parents should strive for is a 'flow experience,' where kids are highly focused, making a high level of effort, while also experiencing high enjoyment coupled with low stress."  The article suggests ways we all (parents, teachers, and administrators) can create learning that nurtures a spark in students that will serve them well for life. 

Resolved for the new year: fan the spark!

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