Ed Surge: Empathy, Technology, and How to Reduce School Suspensions by 50% 

Technology can do a lot of things in the classroom, but can it help educators be more empathetic towards their students? This week on the EdSurge podcast, we talked to Dr. Jason Okonofua, a postdoc at Stanford University, about just that. 


Okonofua is interested in how the effects of one person’s stereotyping and another person’s threat reverberate and escalate over time. He currently researches this interest in the context of education and criminal justice, and recently completed a white paper hypothesizing that an empathetic mindset will eliminate school suspensions.