“We will only “get” others emotionally to the degree that we become comfortable with emotion itself, something that our classrooms in general do not prepare us for. As art teachers, we must create spaces safe enough for students to express all of themselves, including their most vulnerable stories and feelings… In that mix of information and experience, feeling and body, context and care, a new possibility of empathy is born.”
I wrote an article for Teacher Plus a while ago about Tasawwur and about how the arts can foster empathy… then I forgot all about it! When it showed up in my mailbox today, I remembered I should share it with you all
Here you go!