Posted on February 28, 2019
One the idea that stuck me the most is how much effect a parent’s attention can have on a child. This is also with the idea that stress over long periods of time can affect a child’s learning capabilities. These things according to the podcast have huge impacts on the success of the child latter on in life. When considering the fact that children from low income families do poorly in school I would first think about how they have a lack of resources and that stress in their life is a distraction. The podcast says this combined with how stress makes the brain less focused on cognitive abilities. I never would have thought how that impacts a kids success. I also find interesting is the impact that a college student talking with middle schoolers and high schoolers. The fact that the college student believed in them and showed support improved their chances for success greatly. I think that contrasts greatly with the story of the student who was put into a slow class where nothing was expected from them. Since nothing was expected from them they did not get anything done. I find very interesting about how people’s expectations of others affects how they do and they tend to meet what is expected of them. I also found it interesting in teaching non cognitive skills teachers were able to improve students skills in cognitive areas.