• Expands on the role of exercise in learning and brain development. • Includes classroom examples at both the elementary and secondary levels. • Includes specific references to the Speaking and Listening Skills section of the CCSS. • Discusses John Hattie's research

Perspective and Empathy

Perspective and empathy

The context of our lives forms our perspectives; when we interact at a party, in a meeting, or in a classroom, our perspectives and points of view are often on display as we discuss politics, sports, course content, books, or movies. In paired conversations in class, or when communicating socially via the Internet, students run headlong into different perspectives from one or more friends, fellow students, or written sources. John Chaffee (2012), in Thinking Critically (10th ed.), speaks to the importance of perspective in life:

To increase and deepen your knowledge, you must seek other perspectives on the situations you are trying to understand. You can sometimes accomplish this by using your imagination to visualize other viewpoints. Usually, however, you ...

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