Back to School | This American Life
Terrific episode of TAL last week. A lot to think about here and, as a couple people on Twitter have suggested, a pretty perfect Back to Work topic.
As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach kids, from Paul Tough’s new book How Children Succeed.
Also, be sure to read Tough’s unmissable NYT article, "What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?". So great.
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