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The New York Times Op-Ed: The Building Blocks of Learning

The New York Times Op-Ed: The Building Blocks of Learning

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, contributor David Brooks discusses the importance of developing students’ emotional engagement in school. He writes, “Teachers are now called upon not only to teach biology but to create a culture: a culture of caring criticism, so students feel loved while they improve; a culture of belonging, so fragile students feel their work has value. Suddenly, teachers must teach students how to feel about their own feelings; how not to be swallowed up by moments of failure, anger and sadness, but to slow the moment and step outside the emotional spiral.” Brooks argues that...