Monday, December 5, 2011

Do people who have less empathy make false accusations?

Gen Me and empathy
The last year I taught reminded me of the line from the yeat's poem "the worst are full of passionate intensity while the best lack all conviction."  It is normal for teens to test social boundaries and it is up to adults to discriminate between legitimate accusations and those that are attempts to see what happens when they "light the fire crackers."  How do these administrators hold two opposing viewpoints at the same time?

Kids lie-"They are kids and kids will lie...and obfuscate."

Kids are truthful- "Oh.  There's a complaint ...let's meet with the teacher and see what they did to provoke this."

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