There’s a theme that’s popping up in every corner of my coaching practice these days, and it is:
Emotion and cognition are inextricably linked!
We academics like to think that it’s possible to learn facts and skills in a totally rational way, divorced from emotion. But that’s just not true!
Also, in a separate but related fact of the contemporary world, more and more teens and young adults are being diagnosed with high level anxiety.
In this video, I reflect about these two facts, and tell two stories: one from the course I’m teaching for educators, and another from a coaching session with a high school senior.
Check it out!
P.S. Here is the article that I mention in the video. And the book I’m excited to read is The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion, by Sarah Rose Cavanagh (2016)