Posts Tagged:empathy

How Teaching Emotional Intelligence Can Help Educate Future Black Leaders

A powerful tool for success that should be taught in classrooms today is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is defined as, “The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically”  is seen as the key to both personal and professional success. Why is emotional intelligence such an important…...

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When Rules Come Before Compassion: Is this Education?

Suspensions are really getting out of hand these days, and probably not in the way you think.  When I was in the school system, it seemed that the students’ intent had a lot to do with how they were handled when they disobeyed a rule. I try not to be outraged by situations that occur…

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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Let Kids be Kids and Other Practical Advise from the National Teacher of the Year

According to the Council of Chief State School Officers, Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will get to spend the next year traveling the country as an advocate for teachers. Hayes is using her platform to suggest a new lesson plan on teaching empathy. According to the Huffington Post, “Teaching kids facts…

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