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David Newton-Dines

Managing Director, DJ Squared Limited

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Rate educators based on their empathy alone.

The only real measure of effectiveness regarding an educator is that they treat each child (from pre-school to university) individually.

If they do that, then that child will receive the very best education possible. Currently, too many educators take a formulaic approach and effectively blame the child if they don't understand.

By scoring educators based on their empathy, it removes the nonsense of cheating at annual tests simply to stay employed. Yes many would go, however, that might then mean that the lost vocational element of education might reemerge.

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  • May 8 2013: I note you are selective about the questions you answer, brushing over those which appear uncomfortable for you to answer. For sure, there is a shift in teaching methods needed, I don't think anyone would argue with that, and there's not enough love going round, idem. But judging someone's professional skill PURELY on empathy just doesn't wash. Sorry.

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