Tuesday, 3 November 2015

School success

Congratulations to Stephen who has just completed his Higher School Certificate exams. How did he manage to do so well?

Perhaps it is more instructive to look at what he didn't do.
He didn't look at two different study / learning / teaching methods which had been allocated to groups of average students and then look at whether the average level of success in one was greater than the average level in the other.

Yet that is exactly the nonsensical approach used by doctors to determine "best practice" in diabetes management. It is a recipe for mediocrity. If you want results that are truly average, then use average treatment.

If you want really good results then do what really successful people do. That is what Stephen did. That is what works.