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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Developing Empathy: Raising Children who Care

Developing Empathy: Raising Children who Care | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

What is Empathy?
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others, feel what they feel, and respond in helpful, compassionate ways. Children who are able to identify with and comfort others make friends more easily, generally perform better academically, and demonstrate a higher level of moral and emotional development.

 

How do we teach empathy?

Infants: (Birth to 1 yr.) ...Toddlers: (1-2yrs.) ... ( name feelings)Pre-schoolers: (3-5 Yrs....) (share) Ages 5 and up:... (model behaviors).


Model empathy...


Via Edwin Rutsch, Luciana Viter
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

The article makes good points i.e. how adults interact with children and model empathy is important at all ages.

 

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Sophia Tara's curator insight, April 25, 2015 12:55 PM

Model empathy: Above all, remember that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers.  If we expect our children to grow into caring, empathetic adults we must model these behaviors. Let your children see your kind and thoughtful actions, hear you express your concern for the feelings of others, and demonstrate empathetic parenting. Listen carefully to your children and ask questions that help them clarify their thoughts and feelings. 

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Empathy: A Top Skill of the Effective (and Loving) Educator

Empathy: A Top Skill of the Effective (and Loving) Educator | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy gro...

Via Beth Dichter, Cindy Riley Klages
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The Kozol quotes are so incredibly true. Empathic teaching is about being present without being overbearing and intrusive.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:38 PM

Have you considered how empathy may be an important component of your classroom? Should it be a "concern of educators"? Should it be "intentionally used as a primary instructional strategy?"

This post looks at these questions and provides a number of definitions for empathy as well as benefits of empathy in teaching and learning. There is also an excellent short animated video from RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy.

Chris Carter's comment, April 29, 2014 8:24 PM
Thank you, Beth Dichter, for sharing!
Chris Carter's curator insight, April 29, 2014 8:24 PM

Affective is effective!