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Want Students to Succeed? Teach with a Tough Empathy

Want Students to Succeed? Teach with a Tough Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

I first stumbled upon the phrase “tough empathy” when reading “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You” by Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones. In their essay, Goffee and Jones state that “real leaders empathize fiercely with their followers and care intensely about their people’s work.


They’re also empathetically ‘tough.’ This means giving people not necessarily what they want, but what they need to achieve their best” (2000). Sound familiar? It should, because it’s what our best teachers do every day. They practice a tough empathy pedagogy.


Teaching with tough empathy is not a soft pedagogy.


 David J. Kimball

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Culture of Peace in school with NVC - Film 5 of 5 - From anger to empathy, Mona and Mohammed

Film 5 of 5 about resolving conflicts in schools. Mohammed from 6th grade and the teacher Mona tell us how their conversation about feelings and needs helped them to resolve a conflict.

See how teachers resolve conflicts using the methods of Nonviolent Communication and how this boosts the feeling of community and Culture of Peace. This contributes to stronger children who are better equipped to manage a complex and changing world.
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Design Thinking: Empathy: Both a Skill Set and a Mindset

Design Thinking: Empathy: Both a Skill Set and a Mindset | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

 A panel of experts, mostly outside the field of education, discussed how they use design thinking to approach problems. In this discussion, business owner and consultant Coonoor Behal, said something that became my most important take-away of the day:


Empathy isn’t simply one skill we can teach. Instead, empathy is a way of thinking resulting from proficiency with a collection of skills. In other words, to effectively teach empathy, we have to understand its components.


Empathy is a mindset resulting from proficiency with a skill set


Brianna Crowley 

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Adding Empathy into a Tech-Filled Classroom

Adding Empathy into a Tech-Filled Classroom | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

With the inclusion of technology in the classroom and the growing popularity of 1:1 or BYOD, teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers have been asking what kind of people will this kind of technology dependence create. Many believe that people dependent on technology become disassociated with personal interactions and lose the ability to be empathetic with others.


Empathy requires people to recognize, label, and express emotions appropriately in order to understand the causes and consequences of emotions and share them with others.


In order to keep character and empathy in a 1:1/BYOD classroom, you have to plan for it, but does it actually help in academics?


 by Megan Roberts 

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EMPATHY REIGNS: Ehe school’s annual “Empathy Night”

EMPATHY REIGNS:  Ehe school’s annual “Empathy Night” | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Artwork about compassion and kindness covered the wall of the Killip Elementary School gym Tuesday evening for the school’s annual “Empathy Night,” designated to show students the importance of being kind and caring for one another.

Counselor Kate Jaffie organized the night, a tradition that began four years ago as an anti-bullying campaign....

At the school-wide empathy night, students performed songs about love and kindness, and students from the martial arts program displayed some of their techniques.


CORINA VANEK Sun Staff Reporter


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Roots of Empathy class teaches student compassion through interaction with baby

Roots of Empathy class teaches student compassion through interaction with baby | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Along with academics, students across King County are studying a new subject -- compassion.

The program is called Roots of Empathy. The goal is to improve relationships and reduce aggressive behavior with the help of a baby – a real baby.

During a Roots of Empathy class at Glacier Park Elementary School in Maple Valley, 3-month-old Ashlyn Dahl-Hansen is the teacher. Once she enters the room with her mother, the 4th grade students' whole demeanor changes. They're all-smiles and happy to see her again. Ashlyn will visit this class nine times throughout the school year. The kids can see her grow and develop plus ask lots of questions.


Teresa Yuan, KING 5 News

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Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens

Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society...


Empathy is systemically related to all of the abilities on the compass, particularly to self-awareness at "true south." Research suggests that the more children become aware of themselves, the better they become at understanding others.


Volumes have been written about how to teach empathy,...

  1. Cultivate curiosity about strangers
  2. Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities
  3. Gain direct experience of other people's lives
  4. Listen and open themselves to others
  5. Inspire mass action and social change
  6. Develop an ambitious imagination
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Eyes on Empathy: PowerPoint Guidance Lesson

Eyes on Empathy:  PowerPoint Guidance Lesson | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Can your students pass the empathy test?


See empathy with perfect 20/20 vision by learning what it is, signs that you need empathy needs improvement, how to show empathy, and why it's important. Activities include group work activity, 5 quiz questions, personal reflection empathy questions, looks like/sounds like sorting, picture sorting, and printable empathy certificate! Also available in SMARTboard version too.

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The Campus Heroes Are the Ones Promoting Dialogue and Empathy: What college campuses need is dialogue and empathy

The Campus Heroes Are the Ones Promoting Dialogue and Empathy: What college campuses need is dialogue and empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

But beyond the questions about the relationship of free speech, protest, the possibility of creating safe spaces on campus, and the right to offend, lurk questions that have less to do with the First Amendment than with a spectacular failure of empathy on campus, empathy that may be missing on all sides...


More and more, the campus debates suggest to me that we do not truly believe in empathy as something we give others, but as something we demand of them, as a precondition to dialogue...


There is also not much to be said for those who think that the only valuable discourse is brutal and shaming and silencing. Both sides of this debate risk abandoning the project of real dialogue and real empathy. And when that happens it’s just really a fight over territory...


 Dahlia Lithwick

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Research: Empathy Helps Kids Learn

Research: Empathy Helps Kids Learn | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

The empathy a teacher shows a child in the classroom may help them do better on their school work. In fact, researchers in Finland are examining what role empathy plays in that country's high PISA scores.


The study, hosted by Finnish First Steps, suggests that empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation and academic skills — more so than class size or educational materials. First Steps is a long-term study examining children's early study paths with a focus on children, teachers and parents.


Dian Schaffhauser


image: Dutch schoolmaster and children, 1662 http://j.mp/1PL6TPN


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Changemaker High School: Where Students Are In Charge

By being taught how to make the world a better place, students at Changemaker High School in Tucson, AZ have made their presence felt by going out into the community to inspire change. Support students like this at http://www.ThinkItUp.org.
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What We Are Learning: informed by deep empathy interviews

What We Are Learning:  informed by deep empathy interviews | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Here is a sneak peak of our internal evaluation of the program, informed by deep empathy interviews and observation at all of our school sites.


“I had a BIG empathy challenge after changing sites to co-locate with another school. I was able to approach the problem with creativity and empathy. I met with the mayor, the head of PTO, worked with the principal, and created a task force. Talking to the parents, I came to understand that they were left in the dark about the new initiative…”

— Middle school teacher


After participating I feel even more connected to a larger movement around bringing design thinking and empathy work to learners and teacher-learners. I also look more critically at my own practice and find ways to challenge myself and get myself out of my own routine.”


— HS Director of innovation

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The Best Way to Stop Bullying Is to Teach Empathy

The Best Way to Stop Bullying Is to Teach Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Following a rash of tragic suicides by bullied adolescents and teenagers, schools around the world have devoted more attention to trying to prevent bullying from happening in the first place. Though schools have experimented with a number of different approaches to reduce bullying, research hasn’t been able to verify that these programs are actually successful at changing social dynamics.

Finally, however, researchers at UCLA have identified one specific course of action that seems to actually make a difference: providing kids with empathy and intervention training.


According to the data, schools that take this approach can have as little as one-half the rate of bullying that occurs at schools with bullying programs that focus on convincing would-be bullies to not be so cruel.

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When Empathy Is Paramount | Teaching Tolerance

When Empathy Is Paramount | Teaching Tolerance | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

You say that empathy is paramount in your work. Why?

Because I deal with human beings; because this is a people job. And, I think that a lot of times we look at issues at school and just think that we can’t do any more. …


I think that if you don’t pay attention to what outside factors are involved, then I think we’re missing a big, huge piece because all the research tells us that these outside factors are extremely important. I make it a mission of mine to get to know these kids and their families and what struggles their families have, and while I can’t fix them, I can at least communicate that to the teachers who are dealing with the kids in the classroom on a regular basis.

I don’t think everybody has to have the same struggles that I had to get here. I was homeless as a teenager. I was pregnant as a teenager. …


A lot of empathy that I bring into my job comes from the way I wish people would have treated me because I was completely cast aside.

 

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Culture of Peace in school with NVC - Film 4 of 5 - Empathy for others, understanding others

Film 4 of 5 about resolving conflicts in schools. See how the children are trying to guess the feelings and needs of others when the teachers help them resolve a conflict.

See how teachers resolve conflicts using the methods of Nonviolent Communication and how this boosts the feeling of community and Culture of Peace. This contributes to stronger children who are better equipped to manage a complex and changing world.
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Building Empathy in Classrooms and Schools

Building Empathy in Classrooms and Schools | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Teachers Brianna Crowley and Barry Saide offer advice on developing an empathic mindset in an education culture that doesn’t always value it but desperately needs it.


Empathy is a complex concept and a difficult skill. It’s time for educators to recognize the strength it takes to create, balance, and sustain an empathic mindset in a culture that doesn’t always value it.


Empathy in education is often deemed a “soft skill.” Sometimes we equate empathy to coddling, weakness, or even label it as a gender-specific trait. It is none of these things. We’re neither born with it, predisposed to it, or incapable of it. Empathy doesn’t happen because we do a few icebreakers in the beginning of the school year.

Putting Empathy in the Curriculum

  • Language Arts: ...
  • STEM classes...
  • Public Speaking:...
  • Behavior Management: ...
     

Take Action, Be Intentional


By Brianna Crowley & Barry Saide

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Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed as teens and adults


"Empathy is what makes us aware of the feelings of others and when you're empathic, you're much less likely to hurt someone else's feelings," says Bernstein, who serves on the advisory board for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and is the author of multiple books, including How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can't.
 

Being in tune with how someone else feels might also make adolescents steer clear of bullying and other "behaviors of concern," Bernstein says.


Empathy was not one of the skills that were directly measured 


LYNNE SHALLCROSS

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Teaching Empathy on the Playground

Teaching Empathy on the Playground - Changemaker Education - Medium

Empathy is arguably the most important life skill our kids can learn. But with so much content to cover, it can be hard for teachers to give soft skills like empathy the class time they deserve. At John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Daly City, CA, instead of starting in the classroom, we started at recess.


Recess is where students have the most freedom to practice empathy . . . or not. As a principal, I’ve seen students fight over space on the blacktop, space in line, and even over friends..


We can’t take empathy for granted, but it can be taught.
Kids often default to aggression and territoriality, especially if they have experienced trauma. Empathy requires practice, but it can be learned!...


Kids learn empathy best from peers.
The most successful approach was having kids see empathetic behavior as the norm among respected 4th and 5th graders...

Adults need to practice empathy, too.
In our previous playground environment, playground staff had each class start recess by sitting in line and listening to rules....



By Matthew Harris, Principal, John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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This is the area where we really have our work cut for us. The competitive nature of sports as it is presented through the media makes for an ugly recess at times.

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Empathy and School Design - EMPATHIZING

Empathy and School Design - EMPATHIZING | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

EMPATHIZING
Over the past several months, I started with empathizing as I set out on the exciting path to build Educate78’s School Design Lab.  Our audacious vision is for the lab to support school design teams in creating high quality, innovative new schools.


In launching this work, I am thoroughly relishing my first round of empathizing.  In a relatively short amount of time, I had the opportunity to: watch and listen, engage, and observe from an incredible cast of courageous educators and innovators taking on the task of transforming our schools.


by Carolyn Gramstorff 

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Empathy Can Change the World

This video was dreamed up, scripted, and acted out by some of my amazing 8th grade students from Kalispell Middle School. The vision was to create a thought provoking short film that instills a challenge to the viewer to look at their own life, their own relationships, and their own sphere of influence, and see where a little empathy could help change the world around them.


This video was dreamed up, scripted, and acted out by some of my amazing 8th grade students from Kalispell Middle School. The vision was to create a thought provoking short film that instills a challenge to the viewer to look at their own life, their own relationships, and their own sphere of influence, and see where a little empathy could help change the world around them.

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Empathy PSA (Sir Samuel B Steele J.P.S) Gr.6

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Teaching Memorial Students To Stand Up To Bullies

Teaching Memorial Students To Stand Up To Bullies | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Much of today's class covered empathy and the difference between empathy and sympathy. While sympathy can sometimes include judging someone.

"Empathy is about like, if somebody gets hurt mentally or physically, you know how they feel and you can relate and comfort them and tell them it's okay," seventh grader Kira Barringer said.

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Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?

Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care? | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

3 Benefits of Empathy in Education

Empathyed.org quotes Tyler Colasante by defining empathy "as 'the intrapersonal realization of another's plight that illuminates the potential consequences of one's own actions on the lives of others' (as cited in Hollingsworth, 2003, p.146)." As educators, incorporating empathy into instruction can have positive results for your immediate classroom, as well as for the community outside of the school building.


Here’s why:

1. Empathy builds positive classroom culture
2. Empathy strengthens community.
3. Empathy prepares your students to be leaders in their community.
Resources for Teaching Empathy

So now what? You're convinced that empathy is important to integrate in your curriculum, but where do you start?


 by Lauren Owen

 

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Phillips Exeter Academy | Leading with Empathy

Phillips Exeter Academy | Leading with Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Students approach Listeners for help with many topics: homesickness, schoolwork, anxiety, social situations, depression, time management, drugs, alcohol, sexual identity, study habits, diet, sexual pressures, sleep, cyberbullying and more.


The empathetic ear of a Listener is often all that’s needed. Listeners also help students seek additional support and resources. For all issues of health and safety, they're trained to involve adults in the dorm or to consult with the on-call counselor at the Lamont Health and Wellness Center, which is open 24/7, if they have concerns.

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