- Manuel Galvan
- Edinburg, TX
- United States
Why aren't there more videos about how to better emotional development in the education system?
I've seen plenty of ted videos about education system squashing creativity or not teaching in the right fashion. But no one seems to be talking about how a student isn't exposed to the study of human thinking until they are juniors or seniors in high school! It's such a critical time period, don't you think education about biases, learning strategies, coping mechanisms, or developmental stages would greatly decrease a lot of problems our young people are encountering nowadays?
I know a Texas school psychologist who has handle a load of 3 schools with hundreds of students each, doing all the administrative duties as well as trying hopelessly to help those who need intervention. What an insurmountable task. Especially when dealing with kids who have no framework, not even the slightest inkling about how other perceive them or how the mind works.
Do you think schools should have mandatory psychology courses?
Starting at what grade?
Do you think we should have less punishment and more empathetic communal responses to undesirable behavior?
Do you think group meeting and discussion of psychological issues happen on a regular basis?
Do you think teachers could handle these new responsibilities or do we need to start looking at a new kind of school psychologist who plays a more integral role in psychological education?