Stop Doing This If You Want Your Kid To Do Well In School.

The most common obstacle to learning I see for students in my Stats, Business and Psych classes are parents and previous teachers. It’s not incompetence or maliciousness, just a habit we all have that is very hard to break.

I found out about this recently when I taught a developmental math class. (“Developmental” is this year’s word for remedial.) The students in this class hated math and made no secret of it.

(See Math Anxiety Is Contagious or the academic version Math Anxiety: Causes and Solutions a