Tell a ’tween girl she can’t read Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and she’ll find a way. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and in this fact teachers nationwide have a tremendous opportunity to motivate young people to read.
When it comes to problem-solving, it is OK to try, to fail, to try again, and not be "perfect" in arriving at an answer on the first attempt. But employers today report that a majority of job candidates lack basic problem-solving skills. Read more.