Home Opinions & Columns Learning to think with your brain, not your heart Opinions & ColumnsPremium Content Learning to think with your brain, not your heart By Catherine Portman-Laux - August 26, 2011 SHARE Facebook Twitter Mary Dery had an introduction to her future in education at age five. “My parents presented me with a blackboard and a box of yellow chalk for Christmas,” the Putnam Valley resident recalls. This content is for Westfair Online members only. Please Sign in / Join to view this content. Become a member by Registering Here.