What Actually Helps Students “Thrive” Later in Life?
“Graduates who said they had a "mentor who encouraged my hopes and dreams," "professors who cared about me" and at least one prof who "made me excited about learning" are three times more likely to be thriving and twice as likely to be engaged at work.”
Alfie Kohn Pushes Back Against the New Culture of Failure
New York Times
“No one ever explains the mechanism by which the silence of a long drive home without a trophy is supposed to teach resilience. Nor are we told whether there’s any support for this theory of inoculation by immersion [without assistance from 'overprotective' adults].”
For Groundbreaking Creativity, Exorcise Fear of Failure (via Pixar)
“Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil. They aren’t evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new (and, as such, should be seen as valuable; without them, we’d have no originality).”