Teaching the old-time virtues | Joanne

The Duke of Wellington probably never said that “the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.”

In “Schools Are Still Peddling the Self-Esteem Hoax,” Fordham’s Checker Finn criticizes social and emotional learning as another fad. Marc Tucker jumps into the debate with a post on how high-scoring Singapore and Hong Kong educators combine social, emotional and academic learning at schools for vulnerable children.

(Teachers) know they cannot reach these young people in order to engage them in learning until they first do what they need to do to earn their trust.  The faculty…

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