Properly applied, this method of teaching instills in students a passion for learning that in turn fosters hard work, resilience, character, grit and a respect for the teamwork so necessary for success in today's world.
That's the kind of successful, long-term collaboration that's so often missing in the nonprofit sector: A funder and a service provider perfectly aligned in both mission and metrics, pushing each other toward greater commitment and accountability.
Motivation can make all the difference in the lives of struggling students. A solution to help the next generations of scholars re-discover passion and connection to their work may be the education gaming system called Class XP.
What can we do about these challenges in our country, which ebb and flow like extremes in the weather? I am convinced that schools remain the front line, where the battle to end racial stereotyping and inequality continue to be fought. Schools are where diversity must be institutionalized.