5-Minute Video Below
"Let's not forget the emotional connection
between teacher and student."
"Parents . . . need to be there to provide living examples
of how to cope with the problems of the world
so their children
can develop unconscious models in their own heads. . ."
- David Brooks
Check out this 5- minute video below, which humorously illustrates the battle over homework (too true!), while reminding us of the power of families and parents, with regard to our children's healthy development, education, and "achievement."
The insight into Harold's backpack (one of the lead characters in Brooks' book), is a moment to savor early on in the clip - one wonders how Brooks got it so right. We also added a TED video and a link to his interview on Charlie Rose when you have the time.
The book is a game-changer in that it mashes the genres of education, culture, parenting,
psychology, and brain development.
Add to this mix, politics and business, wrapped in a non-fiction and fiction combo hybrid package.
Whew. Quite the silo-breaker.
Brooks also crushes education policy by saying how policy-makers re-arrange the bureaucratic boxes in education every 30 years to no
avail . . . partly because
we do not take into account "the emotional connection between a teacher and a student."
Well said, David. Teachers are found
everywhere, whether they be parents, teachers in the school setting, or mentors.
#1 - 5-Minute about homework, parenting
#2 David Brooks TED talk
David Brooks on Charlie Rose
Orig. Published The Daily Riff 4/4/11