Why do we find ourselves back in the same choppy water? For one, bad (and good) habits are hard to change. It takes concerted effort over a long time to establish new, good habits. Also, some kids are not motivated by the stick and carrot approach to education, where good grades are supposed to inspire students to work harder. Bad grades are intended to discourage kids from slacking off. Sure, it works for about 80% of children. But what about the other 20%?
Lets face it. Homework is a low interest, low satisfaction task. The contrast between the potential delayed rewards of... Read More