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.


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 lifetime. In this segment we'll talk about embracing touching in the classrooms, why it's essential, and the practical issues and risks. 

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