The Importance of Winning & Losing: Some Questions to Ask

For this second column about competition (click here for the first), I’m going to do something I’ve never done. A whole article didn’t come together in my mind because all of these ideas were competing for my attention. So, why not just list them?

The Value of Competition and Negative Impact of Cheating

Students like to win. I remember simple competitive games that totally changed the motivation and interest of my second graders many years ago. They focused differently, cheered for members of their team, and enjoyed the change of pace.