Empathy is a teacher’s most important trait

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Politicians and bureaucrats worry about standards, high stakes testing and accountability in education. They don’t comprehend what students need.

They don’t realize that when kids are in pain or are hungry or afraid, they don’t care about math facts or grammar rules.
If only the policymakers understood what real teachers mean. . .

Here is a wonderful reminder that I found on Facebook:
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Mark Barnes is the Founder of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series -- books and other series that provide right-now solutions for teachers and learners. Mark is the author or publisher of dozens of books, including Bestseller Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Join more than 150,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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