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Hope for the Future
A book for educators, this book also speaks to anyone who cares about our children and our future. The authors discuss revamping our social system to better meet the needs of low income as well as racially marginalized students. Consider all the prejudices that STILL exist in our society.
In order to rebuild our country so that kids are listened to and have hope, educators need more training, to help them understand perhaps what they may never have been taught. Compassion and understanding seem to clear the slates to greater acceptance and inclusion, pride and hope in our society.
America can do far better than we are doing. This book teaches about compassion, and lifelong coping skills that actually only take 3-4 minutes a day. Learning is so much more than facts and history and equations. Learning must reach into understanding thoughts, feelings not only ours, but also others. Feeling acceptance and giving acceptance lead to team work instead of barriers.
To rebuild America, to instill values of compassion and caring, will take decades.
We need to START with our children and with support of their parents. With mindful practices, children will open up and be better positioned to learn. This process NEEDS to start somewhere. The sooner the better for all of us.