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Teach to Thorndike Affect

We gotta lead with emotions … our children deserve that much.

—Personal Correspondence

Before the pandemic, classrooms were set in stone—literally. A physical building, a physical classroom, with butts in seats. Blended was but an option back then—an option grounded in physicality. There was always a school, and there was always a white board with a teacher and rows of desks. Sometimes, the desks were in circles and, sometimes, they were facing the front of room where the teacher had her electronic hub for a smart board and a big screen TV. And for the most part, teachers taught to Thorndike Effect—Effect with an E. Classroom was more than a place of learning—it was also a place for prescribed discipline, zero ...

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