Mass Violence, Homophobia and Cultural Norms: How to Promote Empathy in a World that Could Care Less

I spend about a 1/3 of the day seeing, interacting and being around my students. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that teachers can have a profound impact on children.


   Before I dive into how my weekend was I need to address my feelings about a serious situation. Normally I don't feel things too heavily especially when it comes to far away things. I can feel empathy and understand someone's tough situation, but rarely does it affect me in a direct manner. I don't [...]