Teaching Empathy: Essential for Students, Crucial for Humanity

“Part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, it were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’” – Neil deGrasse Tyson Empathy is the key to encouraging prosocial behavior, limiting aggression, and diminishing social prejudice in our world. “To empathize is to civilize,” says Jeremy Rifkin,… Read More Teaching Empathy: Essential for Students, Crucial for Humanity

The Importance of Learning a Second Language

Educators have long touted the benefits of second language learning for U.S. students, but its necessity is regularly challenged. Critics like to point out that language learning should be an elective, at best, due to expense and time constraints for becoming proficient. They also argue that English is likely to remain the international lingua franca… Read More The Importance of Learning a Second Language