Category Archives: Social-Emotional Learning

Shuggie Bain ft. Tish Murtha

Davis Warren, Joe Rusnock, Sean Tashijan, Jack Hommeyer We discovered Tish Murtha’s photographs to be a great companion element to have as we read through the early chapters and learned more about Glasgow and the circumstances in which Shuggie grew … Continue reading

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Shuggie Bain Minecraft Scene Proposal

Themes:  Temperament- Big shug has anger issues. They stem from his frustration with his life/standing in society. He then takes this frustration and blames it on Agnes effectively gaslighting her.   He tells her he is leaving her because he cannot make her … Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning in Real Life

One really interesting angle to understand Brandon Taylor’s Real Life is through a Social-Emotional Learning lens. Mark Bracket describes the difference between an “emotional scientist” and a “emotional judge” in his work. A “emotional scientist” recognizes, examines, learns from emotions and accordingly regulates their response. An “emotional judge” decides if feelings are “right” or “wrong” without much reflection … Continue reading

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