Stephen Mahoney, the associate director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows program and a former school principal, offers insight into why students need to learn to thoughtfully interact with one another, and he provides advice on how teachers can build those skills.
"You can't wait for crises to teach kids how to talk to each other and how to listen to each other," says Mahoney. "It has to be something that is a skill and a strength and a muscle that you are building throughout their educational experience."
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