How to Motivate Students (or what can we still learn from this old book)

This is an updated re-post of a blog I wrote 5 years ago. The whole idea was inspired by Dan Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which was published in 2011. Since then, many have pondered what education could learn from the book. Surprisingly, until today, this is still somewhat a … Continue reading How to Motivate Students (or what can we still learn from this old book)

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Grumpy or Wise?

Confucius, the Master, said: "When I presented one corner of a subject, yet the person cannot from it learn the other three, I do not repeat my lesson." This teaching philosophy is recorded in one of the most influential Chinese classical texts, The Analects of Confucius. However, it seems very contradictory to the general belief … Continue reading Grumpy or Wise?