Maximizing student capacity and restoring motivation—the key to school success Brain research has the power to revolutionize education, but it can be difficult for educators to implement innovative strategies without the proper knowledge or resources. The Education Revolution bridges the gap between neuroscience, psychology, and educational practice. It delivers what educators need: concrete applications of the most current and relevant research that they can use in their classrooms and schools. Readers will find • Teaching strategies based on the latest brain research, designed to advance academic performance • Scientifically sound, solution-focused practices to address the root of negative behaviors • Approaches to counteract the negative impact of technology on the brain • Concrete methods to improve school climate • Model lessons for teachers that demonstrate how to implement the given strategies Written by Horacio Sanchez, a leading authority on child and adolescent behavior and resiliency, this book shows educators how they can use our growing understanding of brain science to restore students’ desire to learn; improve achievement, behavior and school climate; and revolutionize education. “Sanchez combines expertise in education, psychology, and neuroscience with extensive teaching experience and extraordinary insight into what makes us all behave the way we do.” Dr. David L. Katz, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center “The Education Revolution focuses on the whole child through both academic and social aspects of learning. I feel confident that I can trust this research and use these ideas in my teaching.” Kendra Hanzlik, Instructional Coach Prairie Hill Elementary School, College Community School District
Chapter 10: The Decline of Empathy
The Decline of Empathy
The drop in empathy scores due to increased interaction with technology is having severe ramifications not only on social behavior, but also on [Page 110]academic achievement. It is crucial for educators to be aware of the issues and begin to address them before it becomes a pervasive problem.
Plummeting Empathy Scores
Educators are keenly aware of the fact that one of the roles of education is to teach positive social behavior. Schools offer social settings in which students are exposed to other students from different races, cultures, and backgrounds. The social aspect of academics is always present. Teachers face the impact of the social dynamics in every class during every lesson. Yet teachers are not often aware ...