Is competition in the classroom bad?

01/11/2011 | Education Week Teacher

Competition among students can frustrate them and harm learning, says instructional coach David Ginsburg. He writes in this blog post that students have different strengths, and it's unfair to expect them to compete individually. Similarly, team competitions can frustrate students who lack confidence or skills. Ginsburg also questions whether teachers should reward students who win classroom competitions -- saying they will not receive such rewards in college.

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