1. The Morning Empathy Ritual: Every morning, teachers host meetings during which every student gets the opportunity to share. Kids give a thumbs up or thumb down to indicate how they’re feeling, and then talk about it. The ritual builds community, creates a safe space for sharing, and encourages students to begin their days not only aware of their own feelings, but also feeling for those around them.
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