There are whole other aspects of life that we should never leave out -- after all, what's the point of learning how to make a living when there isn't a life to make the living for?
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Not every kid will become a scientist, a CEO or a United States senator. But any student can succeed because there are so many kinds of success.
Journalist Paul Tough makes the case that non-cognitive qualities, rather than what we have in the way of gray matter, is what determines success. I.Q. is not destiny -- character is.
Teachers, administrators, and family engagement advocates have long been making this point. When parents are engaged in their children's education, kids get the message that they think school is important and that they value education.
The stereotype of poor, academically-lagging student is a dangerous one.
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