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Peer counselors support fellow students with education, empathy

Peer counselors support fellow students with education, empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

High school students are taking ownership of the mental health of the teenagers in their building.   About 2,000 ninth grade students hear presentations each year on positive mental health and suicide prevention, thanks to the efforts of dozens of upperclassmen peer counselors.  

 

The suicide prevention trainings began among the peer counselors at Fort Collins High School a few years ago, after a student died by suicide, then spread to the other high schools as the students trained each other on what to say.

 

And they had a similar reaction this year, after hearing about two middle schoolers who took their own lives in the fall. The group started developing a training for middle school students around self-confidence that they'll pilot for the first time at eighth grade transition night on April 18.  

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Teaching Empathy in Education Magazine

Teaching Empathy in Education Magazine | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

 

Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

*   Front Page
*   Animals
*   Art
*   Compassion

*   Compassionate Communications (NVC)

*   Curriculums
*   Education
*   Empaths

*   Empathy Quotes

*   Empathic Design
*   Health Care

*   Justice

*   Self-Empathy & Self-Compassion
*   Teaching - Learning
*   Work 

*   etc.

 

 

 

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14 Books and Movies to Teach Kids About Empathy

14 Books and Movies to Teach Kids About Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Dr. Seuss schools kids on the importance of inclusion with this story about the “us vs. them” mentality. The Sneetches is about birdlike creatures that are exactly the same— except some have stars on their bellies, and some do not. The Star-Belly Sneetches think that they are better and look down upon the star-less Sneetches.
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Children and empathy: Developing an ethical code

Children and empathy: Developing an ethical code | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

In the book “Unselfie: Why empathetic kids succeed in our All-About-Me World,” educational psychologist Michele Borba talks about the importance of empathy, why children are having a harder time developing it and how to help children learn empathy to succeed.

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone’s shoes and understand what they are going through; it’s the ability to feel what they are feeling. Why is empathy so important? With ongoing societal issues like bullying, youth mental health concerns, teaching empathy to children is more important than ever.

 

by Kylie Rymanowicz,

Michigan State University Extension

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Roots of Empathy  

Roots of Empathy is a school based program that teaches emotional literacy to children. A baby & the family are introduced to the classroom once a month with 2 supporting lessons as well.
The children observe the changes in development & learn about caring.

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AHISD Responds to Bullying by Aiming to Create a ‘Culture of Empathy’

AHISD Responds to Bullying by Aiming to Create a ‘Culture of Empathy’ | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
When faced with kids being cyberbullied, parents feel compelled to use tools of the adult world to solve the problem, even going so far as passing laws.

 

“We created a culture of entitlement where there is no empathy,” Lucas explained. “These kids have never had empathy fostered. They have no clue about putting themselves in other peoples’ shoes.”

 

With help from the Molak family’s David’s Legacy Foundation, AHJS hosted Michele Borba, educational psychologist and author of the book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World. After spending the day at various AHISD campuses on Monday, Borba spoke to parents at AHJS in the evening.

 

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Madison Williams's curator insight, March 10, 8:46 PM
This article relates to our chapter because it talks about culture. My opinion is that something should be done about bullying because many kids get bullied if they are from a different culture.
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(Empathic Design) Design thinking is revolutionizing the classroom

(Empathic Design) Design thinking is revolutionizing the classroom | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
When executed properly, “Design thinking teaches students the value of empathy for others, collaboration with team members, and the many intricacies of creative problem solving,” says Stein Greenberg.

 

 

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Creating a More Empathetic Society - YouTube

As Co-founder of Rabtt, Imran Sarwar trains university students in Pakistan to serve as volunteer teachers and mentors of high school students, who develop critical and creative thinking skills, self-confidence, and empathy. Learn how Rabtt is contributing to Sustainable Development Goal #4: Ensure quality education.
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How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Are we talking about empathy?

Well, yes, we're talking about empathy, and we're talking about the structure of engagement with the child, and at the core of successful programs is parenting. It's not so much having a pretty building.

 

.....What is important is finding this empathy, this ability to work with people, the engagement.

By empathy all I really mean is, you work with a child, you stay with a child, a child asks questions, you answer the questions. You don't discourage the questions and you promote them. At the same time you have a firm line where you say, "Yeah that's a mistake. You could go do a little better," and so forth.

We need a national empathy project, Professor Heckman.

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Why Empathy Holds the Key to Transforming 21st Century Learning

Why Empathy Holds the Key to Transforming 21st Century Learning | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
I see seven ‘dots’, if you will, that begin to paint this emerging picture of schooling in the future:

 

Empathy underlies collaboration
As social-emotional learning becomes more necessary to help students navigate life and work, empathy is getting more popular by the day, for good reason:...

 

Empathy is healthy
In the last twenty years, discussions about emotions have taken a radical turn....

 

Empathy promotes whole-child learning
A critical dot, overlooked in our brain-centric world, is that empathy may activate the heart....

 

Empathy ‘opens’ us up
The frontal lobes of the brain, at least as much as we know now, are the seat of planning, execution, problem solving and creativity—...

 

Empathy powers up inquiry and project based learning
Instruction is clearly headed in the direction of student-centered approaches such as inquiry and PBL....

 

Empathy triggers creativity
Beyond rounding out the skills of collaboration and communication, empathy, design and collaboration are interconnected pieces of the creative puzzle....

 

Empathy unites
The list could have started here, but on a planet that is now close to completing the globalizing process, empathy assumes a special role as the key emotion critical for seven-plus billion people to live in harmony and cooperative relationship...

 

Thom Markham, founder and CEO of PBL Global,

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Putting Empathy Into Action – Be Fearless Be Kind

Putting Empathy Into Action – Be Fearless Be Kind | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

PUTTING EMPATHY INTO ACTION
Here you will find different campaigns and programs to help parents and educators inspire kids to make a difference for others, share their story and celebrate those who are going above and beyond to BE FEARLESS BE KIND.  

What Is Empathy?

Let’s start by sharing the definition of the word “Empathy” as provided by Merriam-Webster:
•   em·pa·thy (ˈem-pə-thē); Noun: the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else's feelings

 

According to Dr. Gwen Dewar, in Parenting Science, “most definitions of empathy include the idea of "tuning in" to the feelings of another creature. You watch someone else. You observe his/her situation. You recognize what he/she must be feeling and experience similar feelings yourself.  This is empathy at its most basic: The ability to feel another creature's pain—or at least imagine his pain in a vivid, personal way.”

 

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BFS 5th Grade Empathy  

This video is a short dance to the chorus of "Walk, Walk, Walk" from the Second Step guidance program. All rights belong to Second Step.
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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.

 

When young people develop empathy, they not only thrive in school and life, but they also impact their communities in positive, often extraordinary ways.

Individual and societal success depends on raising and educating children who care about others. But we have misled today's children to believe that success is achieved through test scores, material wealth, and personal gain. In turn, there has been a measurable shift toward self-centeredness at a time when society depends more, not less, on people who give of themselves.

6 Empathy-Building Habits of Great Teachers
  • 1. Create meaningful relationships with students.
  • 2. Nurture children's self-efficacy through mentoring.
  • 3. Teach values associated with good citizenship.
  • 4. Inspire students to become their best selves.
  • 5. Expose students to different opinions and worldviews.
  • 6. Link curriculum to real-world service activities.

 

Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

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A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy

A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
“Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human.”

 

A Silicon Valley educational technology company and researchers from Harvard have teamed up to launch a new series of animated videos in October about the importance of empathy, intended for teachers to use in building students’ social and emotional skills.

 

Developed by ClassDojo’s Big Ideas program and researchers at the Making Caring Common project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the series of three short videos, called “Empathy,” are the latest manifestation of a push to move promising ideas about social and emotional skill-building more quickly from research into classroom practice

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Empathy  

Second video in our HELPRR series. Target group is 7-9 year olds. The video reviews the definition of empathy, its importance and steps to understanding empathy. This video is to be utilized as a supplement to the lesson plan and activity book produced by PECH Pros

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(Empathic Design) Empathy, creativity used in design thinking project

(Empathic Design) Empathy, creativity used in design thinking project | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

by Pamela Malinowski, eighth grade science teacher

In a science lesson coordinating with a recent guest speaker and reading in English class, eighth graders used Design Thinking and simple machines to create devices for people with disabilities.

 

The students in my eighth-grade science class had an introduction to Design Thinking last week. Instead of designing a wallet or some other similar device, my hope was to expose them to some experiences with which they may not be as familiar. Each student, upon entering the room was assigned a certain disability: they either were confined to a wheelchair or they had an arm amputated. At each station was a task they were asked to accomplish. These tasks included pouring cake batter from a bowl into a cake pan with only one arm, cutting carrots into thin strips with one arm, and seeing what was cooking on a stove from the vantage point of a wheelchair.

 

In total there were 11 different scenarios, and each student had a chance to try his or her task to gain a sense of empathy for living without being fully physically abled.  

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(Teaching Empathy) GCSU students teach empathy skills to preschoolers

(Teaching Empathy) GCSU students teach empathy skills to preschoolers | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Some Baldwin County preschoolers at the early learning center are learning empathy skills, with the help of Georgia College students for a behavioral study.

 

She says before empathy training, she was often at the school having to reprimand Christian for his behavior, but working with his emotional coach provides the one-on-one attention he needs, improving his behavior in his every day classroom.

 

Georgia College Professor Dr. Tsu-Ming Chiang heads up the program that works to teach basic social skills. Empathy, impulse control, and anger management.'

 

Jobie Peeples, WMAZ

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Most valuable lesson at one Florida high school taught at lunch:
By STEVE HARTMAN - On the Road -CBS NEW

Most valuable lesson at one Florida high school taught at lunch: <br/>By STEVE HARTMAN - On the Road -CBS NEW | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
A club called We Dine Together at Boca Raton Community High School makes sure that no one sits alone at lunch

 

Just imagine how different your teenage years would have been if the coolest kids in school all of a sudden decided you mattered.

 

“We’ll get to know each other better,” Jean said to another student.

 

It obviously takes a lot of empathy to devote your lunch period to this. Either that, or firsthand experience.

 

“I went from a school where I always had friends -- to coming to where I had nobody,” said club member Allie Sealy.

 

Allie transferred to Boca High two years ago. She says with no one to sit next to, lunch can be the most excruciating part of the day.

 

By STEVE HARTMAN CBS NEW

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Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World

Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
How do we teach "empathy"? It’s a fair question, followed up with, “How do we have the time to teach something like ‘empathy’ in our academically rigorous classes?” Often bundled up and pushed aside as non-compulsory “character education”, this sort of work can sometimes seem arbitrary and time-consuming. However, the science shows there is nothing further from the truth. In fact, an empathic school is a smarter school.

Multiple studies have now shown a strong correlation between student empathy and academic achievement. Vicki Zakrzewski, Education Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, notes, "Scientific research is starting to show that there is a very strong relationship between social-emotional learning and cognitive development and performance.

 

How Does This Fit Into My Curriculum, Though...

"Resource Highlight: A Mile in Our Shoes...

Where Do I Start?...

  • 1. Teaching Point of View...
  • 2. Argument vs. Persuasion: Civil Discourse...
  • 3. Teaching Listening...
  • 4. Empathic Civilization: Jeremy Rifkin...

 

 by Keith Lambert,
Education World Associate Contributing Editor

Lambert is an English / Language Arts teacher in Connecticut.

 

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(Empathic Design) How might we build empathy for and across students so that we serve their diverse needs and better understand each other?

(Empathic Design) How might we build empathy for and across students so that we serve their diverse needs and better understand each other? | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our empathy project, a collaboration to spark empathy and understanding in our classrooms and communities. As educators on the frontlines, we’re constantly navigating the complexities of building inclusive spaces within diverse communities. But now more than ever, striving for safe and supportive environments for all learners feels urgent.

We recently heard from Jazmin, a high school English Language Arts teacher in El Paso Independent School District, about a story that reminded us of the importance of empathy for and between students. “Our football team arrived on a Dallas field for an away game to a crowd of students yelling: ‘Go home’ and ‘Build a wall’”, she said. “We really didn’t know how to repair after that.” How does a classroom repair after that? How might we surface shared experiences so that we feel more connected? This is what we want your help in solving:

How might we build empathy for and across students so that we serve their diverse needs and better understand each other?

 

Discover

Share insights! Empathize. We’re not designing yet. Post inspirations, interview others, and get insight from outside of education.

 


MISSIONS

 

Ideate

Share your ideas!

 

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Empathy: Beyond One’s Self

Empathy: Beyond One’s Self | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
It is so important students develop empathy and even more important teachers have empathy – to build on relationships and connect with every student in our classrooms. To truly help our students, we must first know how it feels to be in their shoes.

 

That’s why it is so critical to self reflect on our day, and imagine how our students feel inside and outside of their classroom. When we begin to imagine how it feels to be a student in our classroom, we’ll be able to have much more of an impact and the students in turn will develop empathy because they are living it and seeing it daily in their classroom from a teacher who cares. It comes down to the golden rule: Treat others they way you want to be treated. Be kind. To yourself. To others. Always.

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Empathy via Drama 

G3 using drama to try and understand / empathise a little more about the thoughts and feelings of the person who buried a box below our school. What was their motivation?
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Empathy is the Future Trend in Education

Empathy is the Future Trend in Education | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Social Skills and Empathy are  Educational Issues

 

These are not just political or social issues, but educational ones as well. There has been a call amongst educational leaders to bring soft skills such as empathy back into education, and to make them a prime focus. We saw thought-leaders calling for these issues to be dealt with in education at this year’s Campus 2016.

 

Valuing diversity and tackling social exclusion were two of the most powerful talks at this year’s event which made an impact on the audience of 700 teachers and students. 

 

‘The significance of empathy, human interaction and authentic care for one another were clearly present in the speeches of the expert keynote speakers at the Campus Seminar. The speeches were inspirational, energetic, comforting and gave hope.’

 

Pekka Peura
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Philip Zalazo - The brain and promoting empathy in childhood  

Philip Zelazo, Professor at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, talks at our 2014 Research Symposium about the importance of executive function, reflection and neuroplasticity on promoting empathy in childhood.
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Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It)

Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It) | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
How to Effectively Practice Empathy in the Classroom


How can you foster empathy in the classroom? Below are just a few examples of ways you can introduce empathy into your classes.

 

  • Model it.
  • Try to communicate empathy. 
  • Emphasize shared values and common interests. 
  • Offer a safe environment to discuss differences. 
  • Use self-disclosure. 
  • Create opportunities for collaboration. 

 

by GDC Team

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A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy

A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
“Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human.”

 

A Silicon Valley educational technology company and researchers from Harvard have teamed up to launch a new series of animated videos in October about the importance of empathy, intended for teachers to use in building students’ social and emotional skills.

 

Developed by ClassDojo’s Big Ideas program and researchers at the Making Caring Common project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the series of three short videos, called “Empathy,” are the latest manifestation of a push to move promising ideas about social and emotional skill-building more quickly from research into classroom practice

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Louisville's experiment: Can teaching empathy boost math scores?

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Louisville's experiment: Can teaching empathy boost math scores?


REIMAGINING SCHOOLS
An $11 million, six-year experiment in social and emotional learning aims to teach students compassion, empathy, and resilience. These so-called soft skills, research suggests, can translate into success inside and outside of school. 

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