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Touching Children in the Classroom: Why No Touch Policies Are Harmful 

Rae Pica with Frances M. Carlson, M.A.Ed. and Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D

 

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Many teachers fear touching children and many schools have no touch policies. Our guests say  that children need to be touched. In fact, they assert that low-touch-teaching  retards children's development and creates social dysfunctions that can last a life time. In this segment  we'll talk  about embracing touching in the classrooms, why it's essential  and consider the practical issues and risks. 
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