We debate jailing a teenager, Paul Tough’s new book: How Children Succeed, and how teacher’s expectations can influence a classroom.
A teenager under the influence of some drug crashed in front of Todd’s home Saturday night. He drove away. Todd got the license plate number and the kid was arrested. Should Todd press charges? It’s a debate that lots of people responded to. What’s your take?
That lead into the discussion of Paul Tough’s new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. The research can open your eyes; the stories leave your jaw hanging low and the reality makes your heart hurt. But Paul tells it like it is. When you are done, you should go here to listen to a full interview with him on Parenting Unplugged Radio.
Finally, Kent and Todd touched upon how teachers are unexpectedly influencing classrooms and kids education. With a horrible ratio of nearly 1 teacher to 36 kids, it’s easy for an educator to lean towards those who are better in a certain subject. But a subtle move like that can have disastrous effects on the entire class.