Empathy as a New Literacy

For those of us who thought that as teachers, we cannot teach or impact our student’s affective domain….think again.  If we can get them to experience empathy only once then it is possible that the lesson/experience may be life altering and long term.  Like the old adage goes.. “like riding a bike, you never forget.”  See the NPR interview:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/21/475112703/electric-currents-and-an-emotional-awakening-for-one-man-with-autism

 

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