Year of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
College of Education & Allied Health
Collaborative High Impact Instruction
Education and Special Education
Dr. Jamie Doronkin
Dr. Sarah Huisman
Dr. Jenna Voss
Empathy, Empathetic Mindset, Cognitive Empathy, Affective Empathy, Perceptions of Students, Expectations of Students
The quality of student-teacher relationships is a predictor in classroom behavior, yet educators are not explicitly informed and trained regarding the positive impact that expressing empathy toward students has on student behavior and academic performance. The impact of educator empathetic mindsets on expectations of students and perceptions of student performance collective case study examined the empathetic mindsets of three middle school teachers within a large, public, middle school setting. This research specifically generated qualitative narratives regarding how educator mindsets of empathy impacted expectations and perceptions of middle school students following their return to in-person learning after more than a year of distance learning due to the COVID-19 virus.
Open Access Dissertation
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Demsko, Julie, "The Impact of Educator Empathetic Mindset on Expectations of Students and Perceptions of Student Performance" (2022). All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 552.