Table of Contents

Part One: Underlife

1. The Emotional Underlife of Learning
2. The Need for Embarrassment
3. Stigma

Part Two: Asking and Receiving

4. “To the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
5. Soft Hands

Part Three: Embarrassment and the Three R’s

6. Math Shame: Why Are We All on the Outside Looking In?
7. Reading Guilt: The Art and Science of Forgetting
8. Telling a Better Story About Writing

Part Four: Voices
9. Learning to Fail Publicly—What We All Can Learn from Athletes and Coaches
10. What Is This About?