Friday, December 30, 2016

Favorite comments of '16: Auntie Ann and momof4

On Social emotional learning for everyone, or special interventions for disruptors:

Auntie Ann said...
One "non-academic" measure...how about personal attractiveness? That's been shown to have a long-term effect on employment, earnings, etc., so why not that?
momof4 said...
Perseverance has been taught/encouraged through appropriately-challenging academic work and assignments requiring appropriately-challenging executive function performance - for multiple decades, until the last few. SEL, as currently defined/implemented, seems to be just another in a long line of edworld fads that take time away from academics and it isn't as if it is doing so well at teaching basic literacy, numeracy and general knowledge that time should be spent elsewhere. I just read that the Chancellor (think that's the title) of DC Public Schools is making it a priority for all second-graders to be taught how to ride a bike - in a school district where many (if not most) kids can't read or add!

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