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 author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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