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We teach kids math and spelling… but we don’t try enough regarding crucial and vital education involving empathy, compassion, and…

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.     We teach kids math and spelling… but we don’t try enough regarding crucial and vital education involving empathy, compassion, and sensitivity.

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Easter will be here soon!...(Wild Rabbit) photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Easter will be here soon!…(Wild Rabbit) photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. you are completely right, Thomas. That’s why I put my son on a Waldorf school where they educate more crucial . Regards Mitza

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  2. it’s sad but true, mostly,
    but i posted about the mindfulness in education conference
    where many educators offered their efforts of bringing empathy
    and compassion into classrooms, giving me hope
    that some kids and adults are getting the message 🙂

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    • Super! I’ve supported that (via online petitions). It is sorely needed!

      Personally, i feel that public schools have classes that are far too crowded. Teachers are – in a very real sense – parent substitutes (during the time in the classroom). What parent has 35 kids at once? Unfortunately, a lot of it has to do with economics and local taxes… and kids are the ones oftentimes being cheated. In Illinois, they are trying to severely cut teachers’ pensions. What kind of people will then want to go into the field of teaching in Illinois? People need to wake up! 😉

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    • That’s a great option (that shouldn’t be optional)! Much more needs to be done. Too many adults turn out to be too indifferent, too enclosed in their own little (limited) bubble! 😉

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