This is a big concern I have, witnessing, as a teacher, the students who just don't care. They don't care about others or anything, or even themselves. How do you reach out to this children? How do we teach children of the up and coming generation, who has been spoiled by lack of human interaction due to all the video games, movies, tv, etc., to care about other people? (don't get me wrong I love my video games as much as the next person but I hear so many kids talking about going home and playing video games instead of playing with others)
I know it breaks my heart when I have students tell me they just don't care, whether it be about grades, a call home or even them getting in trouble. It's so hard, I've thought so long and hard how I could help change this. I've been told by more veteran teachers that I can't help every student, but I still can't help but feel for these kids.
So the main idea of the post is for discussion. Share your thoughts and ideas. Obviously no kid bashing because kids are the future (as scary as that seems sometimes, but don't worry I'm doing my best to help teach them well).
So yeah, onto discussion! And I would also love to hear from any of you teens as to what has been effective on you to teach you empathy.