We Have Nothing to Fear But...
I recently read an interesting article
from Fast Company
about barriers to achievement. Although the article focuses on the workplace, there are many parallels to schools and the classroom. The author, Marcia Conner
, argues that fear of learning is what frequently holds people back from excelling. While I am not convinced by the overall argument presented in the piece, it did leave me wondering about personal responsibility on the part of students and teachers with respect to their own learning.