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To understand your students, use “compassionate curiosity.”

Educators are asked to manage many demands at the same time, and when confronted with challenging behavior from students or other difficulties in the classroom, it is not easy to know how to respond. As teacher Kyle Redford writes in this Education Week article, simply listening to others and engaging them with “compassionate curiosity” often leads us to understand both the problems and the potential solutions. “Compassionate curiosity” involves engaging with students by actively listening to them and seeking to understand their perspectives and circumstances, making us more effective educators and better able to successfully guide our students’ learning and development.


   15 minutes

   By: Education Week, Kyle Redford

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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