Without getting stuck into how us teachers are generally caring I want to focus on how we can be caring CHEMISTRY teacher. In other words, what sort of ‘caring’ do we do that other teachers don’t.
I think it boils down to lab work and the environment. We need to show / teach our students that they need to care for each other and themselves when they carry out lab work. We have a responsibility to ensure that the work they do is safe – for the sake of themselves, their peers and us!
We also need to teach them to care for the environment – don’t put that potassium dichromate (ie, Cr6+) down the sink! If you do, it may well give a fish cancer or even possible make its way into another person!
If the children of today are educated to be caring individuals we may have a hope tomorrow. 😆