Wall Street Journal: “Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results”

An excellent weekend essay against the self-esteem movement, in memoriam of a beloved strict violin teacher by Joanne Lipman.  Now trending, the second most popular article. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304213904579095303368899132.html?mod=trending_now_2

The Eight Rules:

1. A little pain is good for you.

2. Drill, baby, drill.

3. Failure is an option.

4. Strict is better than nice.

5. Creativity can be learned.

6. Grit trumps talent.

7. Praise makes you weak…

8.…while stress makes you strong.




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