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 I think one of the things we

 I think one of the things we wanted to think about the extent to which we want involve emotions in the classroom. Sure, a lot of people make connections on their own, but there are lots of people who don't. Maybe if it was required instead of just desired, it would make students in general more emotionally invested and interested in school.

As far as passion is concerned, though, I feel like all the students should be given the opportunity to be passionate about something. I'm sure we can recall enough times we didn't pursue a certain subject because of that one class that we just didn't like, because we just didn't care. If students can be shown that everything can be/is interesting, we could unlock a lot of doors to a lot of potential that might otherwise go unnoticed. 

I agree with FinnWing has said about this could potentially create a cycle that would make both teachers and the students bring emotions to school. I personally find that if I have an emotional connection with what I study, I definitely learn more. More than that, it makes me want to learn more. And there's a lot to be gained from students just liking school more.


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