Rob linked to this article about flow and educatio …. Rob linked to this article about flow and education ages ago, but I wanted to save this quote:
“The implicit hope has been that if we discover more and more rational ways of selecting, organizing, and distributing knowledge, children will learn more effectively. Yet it seems increasingly clear that the chief impediments to learning are not cognitive in nature. It is not that students cannot learn, it is that they do not wish to.”
It's all about motivation, relevance, connections to others, meaningful networks and authentic tasks. These words all seem like the opposite of traditional education. [Jeremy Hiebert's headspaceJ — Instructional Design and Technology]
simple solution, don't teach those that don't want to learn, just fail them. then explain to them, what that means, not in terms of today, but in terms of their future. then, let them self-motivate.