BLAUVELT, NY – Cottage Lane Elementary School is highly committed to fostering a love of learning in its students. Technology teacher Jacob Tanenbaum spearheaded an effort to create a professional development library for teachers that includes The Art of Learning. Lively discussion groups, have sprouted up in the new library space, growing roots for building learning strategies that teachers can apply to their own lives and to the classrooms. The books are now a wonderful addition to their staff library for daily usage and inspiration.
Here is Jacob’s response to The Art of Learning: “The most important “take away” message from the Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin for me, and I think for educators in general in this day and age is to stop fearing failure. Josh’s message that failure is important for growth, and his deeply personal accounts of his process of growth through failure as critical to success is transformative for those educators steeped in a culture that demands that all children succeed in everything they do every time that they try…” to read the rest of Jacob’s reflection, please follow this link.