Here are four simple ways in which you can use competition in a beneficial way. These ways are particularly useful if your students are naturally competitive. By twisting the focus of competition you will be creating a thriving learning environment.
There are certainly some pitfalls to promoting competition when it comes to sport, but this article introduces ways in which it can be done effectively. Competition can be vying for your own personal best and learning to cope with failure and losing is crucial to a student's development. Of course the implementation and influence from the teacher are crucial to making competitive sport a positive learning experience for all.
This is an informative article to support the theory that healthy competition is a good thing. I like that it helps explain how to create an environment is which competition is promoted in a way that does not single out 'losers'.
Competition is not just reserved for the classroom or sporting field. Our schools are also competing against each other, vying for top places and reputation. This articles explores how this competition can be positive, but also explores the negative effects. I urge you to use this information and work to create a better learning environment in your classroom.
Some children are naturally more competitive than others. This article explores ways in which you can channel a child's competitive streak into teamwork and appreciation - two highly valued skills. By combining cooperation with competition you will be teaching your children there really is more to a game than winning or losing.