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Fear in School

Audio by Quote by John Holt | Narration by Louise Gomedella

Louise Gomedella, a retired North Carolina elementary school teacher, narrates a powerful quote about fear from John Holt's book, How Children Fail. "Interestingly, it appears that of all the emotions, the brain devotes the most space and energy to fear." (Schaffhausen, 2005) Neuroimaging scans demonstrate that under stressful conditions information is blocked from entering the brain's areas of higher cognitive memory consolidation and storage. (Willis, 2007)

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More Powerful Than a Pacing Guide: The Importance of Building Community in the Classroom

Audio by Michael Cook

Michael Cook, a highly effective High School English Teacher, doctoral student, and graduate assistant in the College of Health, Education & Human Development at Clemson University, shares his tried and true secret for reaching and teaching the apathetic learner. Let's join Michael as he talks about how we must first do the hard work of building trust, relationship, and family so that young people are open in ways that allow us to communicate positive attitudes and essential standards