Nice post to start back on Corrie. Whether it be restorative practice or positive education, the emotional side seems to something we are addressing more and more today. I wrote about emotions and coaching last year. One of my concerns with this area is that it becomes another thing to typecast students (and teachers) with. See for example PISA’s move into pyschometric testing.
being too empathetic can be an extreme in the way selfishness is an extreme. I know this because I fall sometimes towards that extreme and it’s disturbing to continually absor other people’s emotions or distress.