Does Failure Lead to Success? In the article “In Praise of the F Word” by Marry Sherry,Sherry argues for the need to be able to fail students. Sherry argues for the threat of failure as a means of motivation for students. A controversial issue of “In Praise of the F Word” has been flunking students.
In “The Trouble with Talent”, Kathy Seal, who frequently writes about children and education in magazines, wrote about the way of education in the U.S. which only focused on the value of inborn aptitude could breed children to become artful people and waste many of American children’s potential. At the beginning of this article, Seal told about an experiment of Jim Stigler, who was a UCLA psychologist, which tested the persistence of Japanese and American children by solving the math problem. While the American kids solved the problem for a short time and quickly gave up, the Japanese kids still kept on their work. Stigler stated that Asian education focused to
In his article, “Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning,” Alix Spiegel presents many interesting points. He links the difference in educational style and success to a much larger cultural difference that separates the two groups. While I may agree with him on some fronts, there are many flaws in his argument. From his presentation of information and evidence to his use of an outdated study, Alix Spiegel leaves many holes in what could be an extraordinarily insightful piece.
First, Duckworth argues that a growth mindset transforms failures into learning opportunities that make individuals achieve more. In Grit, Duckworth tells a story about David, one of her students whose growth mindset helped him become increasingly successful. Duckworth saw his desire to learn and immediately asked for him to be placed in an accelerated course that provided more challenges and failures. When asked about how he dealt with these new failures, David responded that “I did feel bad - I did - but I didn’t dwell on it. I knew I had to focus on what to do next. I basically tried to figure out, you know, what I did wrong. What I needed to do differently” (Duckworth 19). David’s approach to obstacles in class allowed him to achieve greater things in the future. He later graduated from Swarthmore College and earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from UCLA. David learned from his mistakes, and
In the essay “I Just Wanna Be Average,” Mike Rose explains how the failure of students is all revolved around the teachers, when the fault should be put on everybody.
In this passage Leonid Fridman uses comparison and contrast to display one countries values to another and how they are messed up. The author states how, "in East Asia, a kid who studies hard is lauded and held up as an example to other students", but in America that is not the case. Leonid Fridman expresses how the anti-intellectual values that pervade our society must be fought.
The general argument made by author Alix Spiegel in his work, How Eastern and Western Cultures Tackle Learning, is that children often tend to give up too easily. More specifically, Alix argues that for the most part in american culture, intellectual struggle in schoolchildren is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern Cultures, it is not only tolerated but is sometimes used to measure emotional strength. He writes, “They have taught them that struggling can be a good thing.” In this passage, Alix is suggesting that if struggle indicates weakness, it makes people feel bad, and so they are less likely to put up with it. But if struggle indicated strength, people would be more willing to accept it. In conclusion, Alix’s belief
Part two of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell address the Impact of culture on one's actions. Gladwell uses these chapters to depict different circumstances and the cultures legacy or norms have affects their lives and futures. While in part one Gladwell looked at multiplet individuals, chapter two looked more at groups. According to Gladwell what are the reasons asian excel mathematics? Discuss the cultural and educational differences that he points to as explanation.
He appeals to pathos as he explains the stereotype of “Asians being good at math.” He starts by explaining how rice farming works, appealing to pathos and logos, saying how difficult and time consuming the farming is, and how farmers must work diligently to make sure everything goes as planned. He skips ahead and relates that diligence with modern math. switching to ethos, he mentions a study done by an international group of educators. “...the average number of items answered on that questionnaire varies from country to country…
People believe that in order to be Smart, you have to become Smart, in other hands the brain works like a machine, the more you teach it, the more it learns. Usually students with a Growth Mindset are most likely to Succeed in Society. The changes that should be changed in Schools is that Students should be Congratulated on how hard they’ve worked on an Assignment etc.,“Wow… that’s a really good score, must of Worked hard” (25). The Researcher has Experimented the students with Test to see how they do and how they react to it. College students may pick up this Article to Study for Child Behavior, Counselors may also read this Article to get an ideal on how and why students Fail or Succeed. Schools should complement on how they're doing their work for it can motivate them, “We found that intelligence praise encouraged a fixed mindset more often than did pats on the back for effort” (25). Comparing the Two Articles “Marita’s Bargain” shows how they got their Intelligence unlike this article which states why students Fail or Succeed. After all, the students should be Praised for their efforts and not their
Whenever a child makes a negative remark about him/her self, I try to encourage to rephrase it to a positive one, so that he/she can form the habit of being positive about him/her self. Again, ‘praise’ is preferable to ‘negative’ remarks
In the feature article “Brainology”, the author, Carol Dweck explains that there are consequences of praising children for their work, they is also different types of mindsets that enable a person’s development. She focuses on two types of mindsets. The first mindset is fixed where a person believes that if she or he is smart, they don’t need to put effort to be successful. The author explains on page 3 of the article that sometimes society encourages this mindset by using words such as smart , intelligent which sometimes creates confidence , however, when the assignment gets difficult then a fixed mindset person loses confidence so they stop working hard to complete the task. The second mindset is when a person believes that working hard to
The message that Carol Dweck conveys is the power of the words ‘Not Yet’. According yo Dweck, the grade ‘not yet’ gave the students the understanding that they were on a learning curve. After learning about this, Carol Dweck conducted some experiments of her own. She went to a school and gave students a test that was meant to be difficult for them. Students that passed has shown to have a growth mindset, and those who failed had a fixed mindset. Those who failed felt as though their intelligence was put to the ultimate test. When asked what they would do during another complex test, most said that they would just give up and cheat. This proves that once students receive a failing grade, they lose the motivation to learn from their mistakes
Several tests of research were conducted on students of the two different grade levels, elementary and middle school. Two University students, Lisa Blackwell of Columbia University, and Kali H. Trzesniewski from Stanford University conducted research to observe that once the work became difficult, and the grading became a lot harder to please, how their grades were going to be affected. Parents or guardians accustomed their children to compliments on their intellect,
Hence, after we look at all these case studies, we could conclude that the students’ academic performance is clearly tied to teacher’s expectation. In other words, the students who were deemed as “better” or “good” ends up achieving better also due to the higher expectation that the teacher was giving to them. These result, especially Rosenthal and Jacobson’s, demonstrated extremely powerful self-fulfilling prophecy on the part of the teacher. This is because when a teacher forms certain expectations towards their students based on whatever characteristics