Goodner, D. (2018, June 14). Confronting Fear to Make Way for Learning. Retrieved July 18, 2018

The human brain has an amazing capacity for learning, but fear can keep us locked in our “lizard brain” with limited fight-or-flight responses to challenging situations. I’ve decided to target fear as the enemy to learning in my school. Instead of trying to avoid the fear that can derail communication, we must bring it out of hiding and give it careful consideration. Acknowledging the fears that block communication, and ultimately relationships, in my school has helped me better understand and serve the emotional needs that drive learning.

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