Empathy - We need to do more than cultivate it. We need to help our students manage it. By J. Waldron

I have come to realize that empathy is not merely important to practice in the classroom but we need to help our highly empathetic students manage their empathy. Why? Because many of our highly empathetic students can be overwhelmed by their gift. This is particularly true of our artistically gifted students. Talents and gifts can become toxic if they’re not given appropriate avenues for release and expression.

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