Learning and the empathy muscle

There are times when learning can be thrilling. Maybe you’re enthralled with golf, or perhaps there’s a dance move you’re mastering. The endeavors we love make time fly.

But no one ever said that learning is comfortable.

A lot of times, learning can be downright grueling–especially when we aren’t interested in the subject. If you’re an adult, you probably remember being bored at some point between your K-12 education.

That’s why it’s so important for teachers to continually learn–the process not only builds new skills, but also strengthens the empathy muscle that gets flabby when we forget what it’s like to be a newbie.

As a matter of fact, strengthening the empathy muscle is good in all areas of life.

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