This is an interview with author Paul Tough who has written books on education including “How Children Succeed” and “Helping Children Succeed” which have focused on social-emotional learning as a major force in promoting student success. He advocates an environmental approach with a focus on helping disadvantaged children who need a paradigm change to succeed.Source:
Kate Stoltzfus, Education Week Commentary, June 30, 2016Description:
There’s a growing push nationwide for schools to increase their focus on the role that children’s emotions, relationships, and out-of-school experiences play in shaping their success. The writer Paul Tough has put himself in the thick of that discussion for a decade, unpacking research, visiting schools that were early leaders in the social-emotional learning movement, and studying firsthand the debates around the development and measurement of non-cognitive skills in the classroom…Read the full article here!