The human experience runs so much deeper than scores on standardized tests. With all the emphasis placed on student achievement, it is still important to remember the whole child. Social emotional learning is critical for every student and should be embedded throughout the day. As much as children need instruction in reading, writing, math, and science, we must not let the humanities fall through the cracks. History, civics, philosophy, art, music, physical education, and enrichment classes of all kinds bring out the best in us and give us authentic reasons to read and write, listen and speak, and build a better, more beautiful world around us.