Is “Teaching Resilience” the Solution?

It has quickly become a cliché: students today lack resilience, grit, and determination. They need trigger warnings, safe spaces, and course work that will not frighten them. They are personally wounded if cafeteria food misses the mark in terms of cultural authenticity. And so on, and so on. There is the Atlantic piece on "The Coddling of the... Continue Reading →


Repetition, Memory, and Interest

A quick addendum to my previous post. This morning, my daughter (who is 9) told me she'd taken part in "an experiment" at school, in which students completed the same maze three times, with a brief break in between. During this break, they took part in some other activity. Then back to an identical maze.... Continue Reading →