Teaching Humanity

“I am a survivor of a concentration camp…. My request is: Help your students become human…. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.”   This is an excerpt from a memo I received in my school mailbox many years ago.  It strongly resonated with me because I do believe that developing our students’ humanity should be our ultimate goal in education.  But when we are expected […]

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