skill development

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How to motivate kids to practice hard things

It's never been easier to seek out instant gratification and to stave off boredom almost indefinitely. So it's not surprising that many young people are struggling with the repetitive, often boring practice and study required to master skills and cement new knowledge. Anyone can be taught the value and the how-to of deliberate practice, however. [...]

No Winners Or Losers?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been speaking at the Generation Next seminars lamenting the fact that in today’s society, it seems every kid needs to get a prize! Indeed I’ve heard of teachers being berated by over-zealous parents because their child didn’t receive a fifth place ribbon. Why do we feel the need to [...]