Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Fanning the spark
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!