The quote below is from a recent article on school testing, specifically comparing China versus the United States, from the New York Times.
“What’s best for kids is frequent testing, where even if they do badly, they can get help and improve and have the satisfaction of doing better…Kids don’t get self-esteem by people just telling them they are wonderful.” -GREGORY CIZEK
That’s what they do in China–frequent testing.
On the other hand, many schools in the US have adopted a “No test” policy.
“Kids don’t get self-esteem by people just telling them they are wonderful.”
How does this relate to sports?
You have to compete to learn how to win. That’s where you get feedback. That’s where you grow the most. That’s where you get confidence.
Too many people don’t want to lose.
You know what?
Winners lose the most.
Think about that.
Thank you to my father, the great Vincent Tseng for sharing this article. Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/weekinreview/12rosenthal.html?_r=1&emc=eta1