On 4/16/14, Dave wrote:
> I am trying to create a culture of excellence among the
students of my
> school. My end-game is to motivate my students to
aspire to achieve
> more. We live in a culture of competition. Is it appropriate
to rank the top
> five students in Grades 6, 7, and 8? My feeling is that it
is alright as it has
> motivated some lower-ranked students to improve and
> distinction. I would like to hear others opinions on this
and have a
> dialogue. Thank you for your opinions and knowledge.
How low were the students it motivated? It sounds as if
they were already very good students.
Which are you trying to do? A culture of excellence ( just
academic excellence?) or a culture of competition?
Excellence - true excellence - means that students learn
for the value of learning - not because they are in some
petty competition with each other. True excellence means
students support each other and help each other to
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