Compassion needs to be nurtured.
Wouldn’t it be nice if educational establishments spent less time focusing on exam results and more time focusing on what makes an individuals brain light up. I’d like to see researchers deep dive in to what really motivates learners to learn. I’d also like to see studies conducted on the physical and psychological reactions that occur when students request help from one another, and the effect this has on motivation. In essence, I think more needs to be done to create opportunities for learners to help one another?
Students should be constantly questioning and if they’re not, the question has to be asked, why not. Without the motivation to ask why, how or what, the learner is destined to learn very little. I think it’s time to stop taking the learning opportunity away from learners by teaching them and instead help them learn through discovery. Ask them questions, lots of questions, and encourage them to question everything! Read more →