Erik Erikson, in his lifespan model of development, discusses the period from age 5 to 12, where children learn how to master new skills: academic, physical and social. When children master new skills, there are feelings of industry or competence. However, if children feel they are deficient relative to their peers, then feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem may develop.
Therefore, we teachers must create opportunities and an environment or culture where all students can succeed on a daily basis in any or all of the three realms.
Daniel H. Lee
This blog will be dedicated to sharing in three areas: happenings in my classroom and school; analysis and distillation of other educators' wealth of knowledge in various texts; insights from other disciplines and areas of expertise that relate and connect with educational practices.