The Change Leaders of Washington, DC’s Changemaker Schools remind us that empathy is the first step to changing the world.
In order to help us connect more deeply with one another, Michelle Molitor, a Change Leader from E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, led an empathy-building exercise. Michelle asked us to divide into groups of three with people we didn't know previously. Then each person in the group had two minutes to answer a question that Michelle read aloud. The other people in the groups could not comment or interrupt – only listen. I recall the first one being a “softball” to get us warmed up:
“Describe a time when someone was empathetic towards you.”
By Laura White
Via Edwin Rutsch