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A bridge (not) too far

Posted on: October 6, 2020

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Ah, John Green — a source of introspection and dissonance.

As he went on a walk in the woods, John told a story about his Make-A-Wish friend, Esther. As they crossed a bridge with a grated floor, Esther noticed how John was fearful.

Esther assured John that they were almost across the bridge and that John could take over the pushing of her wheelchair if he needed something to hang on to.

The story was about having empathy for someone else. I apply this in education as someone who is learning to live and feel for my students. I think that this is the single most important trait of an educator. If I cannot first reach them, I cannot teach them.

If you cannot reach them, you cannot teach them.

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