Dr. John Lawry ’72 on the Importance of Caring in Teaching

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Dr. John Lawry ’72 (Educational Psychology)

Dr. John Lawry ’72 (Educational Psychology) is professor emeritus at the former Marymount College of Fordham University. He recently published “Talking Back: Caring Still Matters: ‘Teaching is an act of Love’ – Pope Francis” in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.

In it, he responds to results of a recent Gallup poll indicating that “63 percent of the respondents had a professor who made them excited about learning, only 27 percent had a professor who cared about them, and only 22 percent had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.” Dr. Lawry goes on to discuss why caring is important in teaching why there may be a “crisis in caring” in American higher education. Read the full article.

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