There are many reasons why students “don’t.” Among the myriad rationales: it’s too hard, too overwhelming, or they don’t know where or how to begin. Or worse, sometimes it’s a fear of failure that keeps students from trying. This week’s Tip is borrowed from a blog post by best-selling author Seth Godin. Godin offers another perspective on why students (and all of us) sometimes “don’t.” In his words:
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