When Rae Pica asked if I’d like to join her and Ellen Booth Church for a discussion about the balance between cooperation and competition in our early childhood environments, it didn’t take me long to reply that I’d LOVE to.
The question is a common one. Do young children needed more emphasis on cooperative skills (social skills, problem-solving, working together) or competitive skills (individual performance, “academics”, etc.)?
And with the impressive body of work, study, and experience Rae and Ellen brought to the table, it was a fascinating discussion to be a part of.