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Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

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Resources for Teaching Empathy: Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?

Resources for Teaching Empathy: Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care? | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

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

Fortunately, other educators have wondered the same thing, and many already provide lesson plans and ideas for how to incorporate and increase empathy in the classroom.


Here are a few:

Miranda McKearney and Sarah Mears suggest incorporating reading in their article "Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy."


Empathyed.org offers lesson plans centered around empathy.


Ashoka lists different strategies to incorporate empathy across different educational contexts, as well as a toolkit for increasing empathy within schools (PDF).


Dr. Karyn Gordon provides some practical tips in TEACH Magazine's article "Dr. Karyn Gordon: Creating Empathy and Gratitude in the Classroom."


Teaching Tolerance describes a variety of strategies for helping to build a positive classroom culture that can include empathy.
Do you teach empathy in your classroom? Please tell us about your experiences in the comments section below.


LAUREN OWEN



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    Empathy Trainers, Facilitators and Teachers Salon #3 (2016-02-07)

    Empathy Trainers, Facilitators and Teachers Salon #3 (2016-02-07) | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    Six experienced Empathy Trainers share their experiences, insights, methods, etc. for teaching empathy. This is to build momentum for launching and building the Empathy Training and Curriculum Wiki project. This also helps individual trainers to network, share resources and explore new methods.

    Facilitator: 

    Edwin Rutsch Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy


    Presenters

    Lou Agosta    Is on the faculty of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He practices psychotherapy in the Chicago. His area of concentration includes the dynamic containing and transforming of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. Author of Empathy in the Context of Philosophy  and his websiteListeningWithEmpathy.com.

    Andrea Cohen   
    Communications consultant, project developer, and facilitator who has been involved with the Compassionate Listening Project for many years. She is author: Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening. She has done done extensive empathy and compassion facilitation. 


    Sascha Bosetzky   
    He is part of the team at the German, Akademie Fur Empathie.  He says, The focus of my research right now is more general as I want to become an empathy expert but soon I will narrow it down as getting the PhD is also one of my objectives. 

    Kathy McGuire Deep background in creating community, empathy and focusing process. Teaching  self help skills, Rogerian empathic listening and Eugene Gendlin's experiential focusing, for 40+ years.   She did her PhD with Eugene Gendlin.

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    The Sacred Art of Listening.

    The Sacred Art of Listening. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    To listen is to lean in softly
    With a willingness to be changed
    By what we hear  Mark Nepo


    What happens when there’s a listening presence?

    When we’re fully in that listening presence, when there’s that pure quality of receptivity, we become presence itself. And whether you call that God or pure awareness or our true nature, the boundary of inner and outer dissolves and we become a luminous field of awakeness. When we’re in that open presence, we can really respond to the life that’s here. We fall in love.

    This state of listening is the precursor or the prerequisite to loving relatedness. The more you understand the state of listening—of being able to have the sounds of rain wash through you, of receiving the sound and tone of another’s voice—the more you know about nurturing a loving relationship.
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    Join the Empathy Training Literature Review Project Team

    Join the Empathy Training Literature Review Project Team | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    Join Facebook Event - Attend the Literature Review Team Meetings
    Monday, February 1, 11 am PST (Time Converter): 

    Our team holds regular meetings to gather, research, share, discuss, 'empathize with', analyze and organize academic based papers, articles and studies about teaching and training empathy.  You can add papers to our database with the Input Form. 

    We are creating a meta-analysis study and paper from our findings. This project supports the development of our Empathy Training and Curriculum project.

     Join the Literature Review Team
    • Melissa Oudshoorn-Fuller (Working on Pd on empathy training. Communication Science at University of Twente, Holland)
    • Edwin Rutsch (Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy)
    • Yonty Friesem (PhD. Central Connecticut State University)
    • Xuan Zhau (PhD Candidate in Perspective Taking, Brown University)
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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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    3 ways to help your kids develop empathy

    3 ways to help your kids develop empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    Parents hope they can raise compassionate and empathetic children. Sometimes that is easier said than done.


    Here are 3 ways to help your kids develop empathy:



    1. Model empathy


    2. Ask your children questions about others


    3. Help them see cues from others that may indicate how they're feeling



    Empathy is the antidote to meanness. When you and your children can see people as real people with thoughts, feeling, problems and other circumstances (both seen and unseen) of their own, they will also begin to have empathy for them. By teaching your kids to recognize verbal and physical cues from others, and to see others rather than just themselves, they will become more compassionate, considerate, kind, and empathetic adults.

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    Designing with Empathy Training Video, Online Tutorial

    Designing with Empathy Training Video, Online Tutorial | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    Designing with Empathy Training Video


    A Practical Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills
    In this project-based Designing with Empathy video tutorial series, you'll quickly have relevant skills for real-world applications.
    Follow along with our expert instructor in this training course to get:
    Concise, informative and broadcast-quality Designing with Empathy training videos delivered to your desktop


    The ability to learn at your own pace with our intuitive, easy-to-use interface


    A quick grasp of even the most complex Designing with Empathy subjects because they're broken into simple, easy to follow tutorial videos


    Practical working files further enhance the learning process and provide a degree of retention that is unmatched by any other form of Designing with Empathy tutorial, online or offline... so you'll know the exact steps for your own projects.

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    Teaching and learning about Empathy: A Cross Disciplinary Seminar

    Teaching and learning about Empathy: A Cross Disciplinary Seminar | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    This seminar will bring together the disciplines of Counselling, Social Work, Medicine and Veterinary Studies to explore the following questions:
    • How is empathy understood in my subject?
    • How is it taught in my subject?
    • What evidence do we have (from students or elsewhere) about the effectiveness of our teaching methods?

    There will be 4 short 10 minute presentations from each subject area followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.  This event is organised by the Empathy Network. 

    Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh

    Organizer of Teaching and learning about Empathy: A Cross Disciplinary Seminar

     

    Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh
     https://www.linkedin.com/in/autumn-roesch-marsh-7996a24a

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    A Case for Meditation in Schools

    A Case for Meditation in Schools | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    One Emory University study found that Mindfulness Meditation can help people with a lack of empathy, as well as those who suffer from Autism or Aspergers.


    Mindfulness teaches that self-centeredness leads to disease while being altruistic creates a benefit to oneself and others. It’s clear that this change in thought process--from thinking about self, to thinking about others, can truly benefit those living in cities where gang culture and violence is prevalent.

    More schools should adopt Meditation in an attempt to help their students focus not only on their cognitive intelligence, but also on their emotional IQ’s. Students who were given meditation training in the Bronx had experienced stressful situations early on in their lives. Many of them lost loved ones due to violent circumstances.



    BY ELIZABETH AGUIRRE, 


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    How to Be Empathetic: Find out what you can do to improve your relationships

    How to Be Empathetic: Find out what you can do to improve your relationships | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    “You never have the patience just to sit and listen.”  “All you ever want to do is try to fix things.”  “You just don’t understand how much it hurt when you said that.” "You just don't get it.”


    Judgments like these and countless others verbalized or thought in the context of interpersonal relationships often point to one popular problem: the lack of empathy for the other. This blog will clarify the nature of empathy, and why it is so important, and gives you nine practical guidelines for addressing this block to successful interpersonal relationships.



    How to Be Empathetic:  Nine Guidelines

    1.  Focus your attention on the welfare, interests, and needs of others...

    2.  Key into shared human values...

    3.  Suspend, temporarily, your own considered judgments and critiques...

    4.  Connect with the target...

    5. Use Reflection...

    6.  Listen to the Target...

    7.  Use self-disclosure as appropriate...

    8.  Properly distance yourself to and from the target’s subjective world...

    9.  Practice it!....





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    How To Cultivate Empathy In Your Life Now

    How To Cultivate Empathy In Your Life Now | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    In order to live a meaningful, purposeful, positive life, it is imperative to cultivate empathy - here are 3 ways you can boost your empathy levels now.



    Many recent events have caused me to think a bit more deeply about empathy, and more specifically, on how, though the decline in empathy is increasingly concerning, we possess the ability to cultivate empathy and evolve as human beings.



    Empathy is the ability to understand someone else’s feelings, which is not a simple immediate choice, but a consistent set of choices and deliberate effort to educate ourselves and look closer and beyond. In fact, it takes looking in the mirror.


    Elayna Fernández 




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    Teach kids awareness of poverty, curb selfishness, entitlement, develop empathy

    Teach kids awareness of poverty, curb selfishness, entitlement, develop empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
    Children learn empathy, especially with those in need. Here are ways to break children's selfishness and entitlement attitude and develop empathy, awareness of poverty, sensitivity, compassion and generosity.

    Don't just preach empathy, sensitivity and compassion, live them. Kids model adult and especially parent responsiveness to others. Don't expect our to develop empathy if they never see it. Walk the walk with kids, don't just talk the talk at them.


    Parents, let you children see you donate to world poverty charities. Develop empathy and awareness of poverty by volunteering with your children at nonprofits. Build empathy by working in community outreach. Teach compassion by helping those those in need.

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    Teaching Empathy to Combat Trauma

    Students at two schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District take part in classroom discussions aimed at building trust, support, and empathy.

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    Courses reinforce, prepare students with care and compassion | Penn State University

    Courses reinforce, prepare students with care and compassion | Penn State University | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    Courses can teach students facts and figures, but can a course teach students to be more caring and compassionate? Two courses offered by the College of Health and Human Development aim to do just that by helping students build their understanding of empathy through hands-on experiences and more...


    “Compassionate care is based on establishing a relationship, one of trust and empathy,” Daley said. “To do so, we need to have an understanding of the patient’s perspective and communicate within that context.”


    Marjorie S. Miller

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    These Are The Most Empathetic Companies In The World

    These Are The Most Empathetic Companies In The World | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    A BUSINESS CASE FOR EMPATHY TRAINING

    Parmar points out that five of the top 10 most empathetic are technology companies that are also the fastest growing. "Their market capitalization has grown this year by 23.3% compared to a weighted average of 5.2% of all the companies in the index," according to Parmar.

    The Index also makes a case for empathy boosting the bottom line as the top 10 generated 50% more earnings than those ranking least. "Average earnings among the top 10 were up 6% this year, while the average earnings of the bottom 10 dropped 9%," she writes.

     

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    Empathy Training Lit Review Team meeting 2015-02-01

    Empathy Training Lit Review  Team meeting 2015-02-01 | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    We held our Empathy Training Literature Review Team meeting yesterday. Do join us 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1255265621155567/


    Our team holds regular meetings to gather, research, share, discuss, 'empathize with', analyze and organize academic based papers, articles and studies about teaching and training empathy. 
    http://j.mp/EmpathyLitReview


    We are;

    • - Building a website with these empathy training resources. You can add papers to our database with the Input Form.
    • - Creating a meta-analysis study and paper from our findings. This project supports the development of our Empathy Training and Curriculum project.
    • - We especially invite the academic community, professors, Phds, graduate students and researchers to join our team.


    Some team members

    1. Edwin Rutsch
    2. Melissa Oudshoorn-Fuller
    3. Yonty Friesem
    4. Xuan Zhau  
    5. Rosa Zubizarreta   
    6. Mercedes Calcaño  
    7. Sascha Bosetzky
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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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    What is Empathy?

    Grovo is a better way to learn at work. From onboarding to professional development, Grovo's 60-second microlearning videos teach everything 21st century employees need, delivered on a platform that learners and trainers love.  

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    Designing with Empathy

    Designing with Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    UX design expert Dani Nordin shows how developing and communicating empathy produces a more comprehensive and nuanced view of your users that will improve your products.


    She outlines a practical approach to user research that will help you uncover the principles and reasoning that guide your users' behavior.


    She describes effective techniques for communicating research results to the design team and for obtaining UX design buy-in from stakeholders.

    • - Discover the four types of empathy that relate to UX design
    • - Learn why good UX design requires a well crafted user definition
    • - Explore best practices for planning research, recruiting participants, and conducting interviews
    • - Understand the value of interviews, contextual inquiry and ethnography in user research
    • - Discover how user-goal-driven personas help teams concur on user definitions
    • - Learn why user journeys and customer experience maps create stakeholder buy-in
    • - Understand the power of UX/CX strategy documents in creating alignment inside and outside your immediate business stakeholders
    • - Discern the distinctions and needs for design studios, principles, and briefs


    Author and speaker Dani Nordin is the Director of UX, Digital Engagement at Pegasystems in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Pegasystems, she worked as the Senior UX Designer at Harvard Business Review, and was a Research Associate at the Bentley User Experience Center.

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    How to Teach Kids Empathy Through Dance

    How to Teach Kids Empathy Through Dance | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    Schools are increasingly using movement and expression as vehicles for teaching kids social-emotional skills.


    Poindexter is a teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms, a nonprofit based in New York City that brings ballroom dancing to schools primarily in underserved communities.


    Started by the dancer Pierre Dulaine in 1994, the 10-week program was featured in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and uses ballroom as a vehicle for teaching elementary- and middle-schoolers social-emotional skills like respect and teamwork and, by extension, empathy.


    For many underprivileged students, in-class time with programs like Dancing Classrooms is the only time they will have regular exposure to the arts

    AUDREY CLEO YAP
     

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    "Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression" workshop.

    "Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression" workshop. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    Thank you for your interest in attending the "Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression" workshop. Be aware that this is a three part workshop, and participants are expected to attend all three parts. This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about racism and action that addresses racial oppression


    . As a reminder, these sessions are on Tuesdays, March 15th, 22nd and 29th from 6-8pm at the O'Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski, VT.

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    First Empathy Trainers, Facilitators and Teachers Salon

    First Empathy Trainers, Facilitators and Teachers Salon | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

    The first of many Empathy Trainers Salon.
     

    Six experienced Empathy Trainers share their experiences, insights, methods, etc. for teaching empathy. This is to build momentum for launching and building the Empathy Training and Curriculum Wiki project. This also helps individual trainers to network, share resources and explore new methods.


    Take part in our Salon on Google Hangouts for experienced empathy trainers to present and share their work.


    Presenters


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    Empathic Listening slideshow

    Empathic Listening “ People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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    The Art of Empathy: A Training Course in Life's Most Essential Skill — artist: Karla McLaren

    The Art of Empathy: A Training Course in Life's Most Essential Skill — album (artist: Karla McLaren), free MP3 download



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    Empathy Exercise: mirror someone else. mirror someone physically.

    An exercise that has students place themselves into the physical stance of another student, with implications for seeing another perspective. For further information, see http://sciencechoreography.wesleyan.e... and http://www.danceexchange.org.


    mirror someone physically. 


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