Don’t Suspend Students. Empathize. is a pretty interesting NY Times column by David L. Kirp.
He talks about two examples of how the use of empathy substantially reduced suspension rates for students of color. I found the first one particularly interesting. It had teachers take an online tutorial. Here’s an excerpt that talks about it:
This reminds me of something our administrators have done in the past – they’ve had panels of students of color share their stories and experiences at our staff meetings, and the followed up with them participating in “circles” (which we use a lot at our school in restorative practices).
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