Big Boys Don’t Cry
The 21st century transformation of education is profoundly emotional, but why is “emotion” such an uncomfortable subject?:
The idea that we might acknowledge emotion directly in education runs up agains a taboo for men (in many cultures). From an early age, men are urged to suppress their unhappiness, sadness, or other negative emotion that leads to the emotional display of crying. Sometimes this is done with understanding and concern, but oftentimes boys are shamed if they do cry, and the shame continues until they stop.
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