Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

From the article:

“The research is showing big effects on students’ performance,” says Superintendent Carranza. “Our new accountability standards, which we’re developing in tandem with the other big California districts, emphasize the importance of social-emotional factors in improving kids’ lives, not just academics.

A good way to describe learning is “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In some cases, learning leads to passion which is how people impact the world. My big question is, what if we don’t even have all the “parts”? Developmental and social-emotional skills and mindsets are just as important to learning as content.