The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum

Rainesford Stauffer said:

As children, we’re trained to avoid failure, not learn from it. It’s presented as a sign of inadequacy, even worthlessness. I think this is the hidden cost of a K-12 curriculum that is achievement-oriented. Failure is never presented to us as a different kind of educational experience, a universal (and ceaseless) part of being human.


One Response to “The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum”

  1. The beauty of this article is that it sheds light on a topic that is often overlooked or avoided. Not all students who attend college find success in that first year. Everyone’s educational journey is different and there is beauty in that. Sometimes we aren’t equipped with the tools, the motivation, the support, or the know how to make real life decisions at such a young age. Ultimately, it was the success in real life learning experiences that helped a lost learner find the road to success.

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