Have students to interact with each other from different socioeconomics and demographics in order to foster curiosity + social intelligence

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Most schools are insular environments and prevent students from being able to experience different upbringings, perspectives, and world views. 

Exposing students to new environments would foster curiosity and gratitude. Giving them the opportunity to interact with students from drastically different backgrounds could help foster empathy and social intelligence. 

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This would be an interesting experiment to try in a school that has segregated special education classrooms. I heard of a high school English class in one of the schools in my district who were doing a novel study of the book the Curious Incident of the Dog In Night Time (the main character of this novel has autism) and as they read, they also did a mentorship program for the students in their school who had developmental delays. It was super powerful.