My parents always told me that the 3 R’s of education are: Reading Writing and (A)rithmetic. Let’s not worry about the fact that two of those don’t start with the letter ‘R’. Then, at the first school I taught at, the joke was that the 3 R’s stood for Rowing, Rugby and Repeating. Today we speak of the 3 R’s of 21st century education as Respect, Responsibility and Relationships. It is the third of these that I want to focus on.
People are social beings. Research tells us that being innately social, our brains find individual thinking less natural and more […]