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Teaching Empathy with Concrete Examples

Teaching Empathy with Concrete Examples | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Harvard Graduate School of Education’s “Making Caring Common” project suggests five ways to help kids demonstrate more empathy or kindness. They include using read alouds, exploring world geography, having a kindness competition, sit with someone new at lunch, and participating in community service.

Read alouds are one of my favorite ways to make issues relatable for my students. ReadBrightly is a great place to find ideas, including a list of picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience. But we must work to make empathy concrete beyond stories.

For starters, we must model empathy as we would any other skill. If you don’t listen to your students and use empathy as part of your classroom management, how likely are your students to show empathy to others?
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Developing Empathy: Middle Grades | Teaching Tolerance 

Developing Empathy: Middle Grades | Teaching Tolerance  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
  • understand empathy
  • practice ways to be more understanding
  • reflect on the effects of empathetic listening

 

Objectives

Activities will help students:

  • understand empathy
  • practice ways to be more understanding
  • reflect on the effects of empathetic listening

 

Essential Questions

  • What does it mean to put yourself in someone else’s shoes?
  • How empathetic am I?
  • How can I better show empathy toward others? 

 

Materials

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The Ana Grace Project

The Ana Grace Project | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
At The Ana Grace Project, we know that communities are healthier and safer when we:
  • Value Relationships and connection → reducing social isolation
  • Teach tools for empathy, self regulation, and self-care
  • Move, play, and create
  • Respect diversity
  • Provide help, hope, and information
  • Promote acts of service
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DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation, 

DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation,  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
(English) This 1-Day Design Thinking Course has been designed to help facilitators, practitioners and researchers renew their focus on empathy generation and what it means during a Design Thinking process.

Often described as a human-centered approach to innovation, Design Thinking is being used across the globe in a wide range of settings and industries, including public and private companies, non-profits, universities, and government agencies. In this Design Thinking Workshop, we will apply Human Centric Design principles to explore empathy across the phases of the Design Thinking framework.

The Program begins with an overview of Design Thinking
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(Teaching Empathy) How Children Really Learn Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) How Children Really Learn Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

"Educators will tell you that a classroom full of empathetic kids simply runs more smoothly than one filled with even the happiest group of self-serving children. Similarly, family life is more harmonious when siblings are able feel for each other and put the needs of others ahead of individual happiness.

 

If a classroom or a family full of caring children makes for a more peaceful and cooperative learning environment, just imagine what we could accomplish in a world populated by such children.” – Jessica Lahey, “Teaching Children Empathy,” The New York Times

 

Our personal success as individuals and the survival of our society as a whole depend on our ability to understand and connect with others, so empathy is inarguably one of the most important traits to instill in our children. To that end, resources for teaching kids empathy have been cropping up everywhere — in parenting articles, children’s book lists, and school programs like “Character Counts.”

 

BY JANET

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(Teaching Empathy) 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.

 

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy has the capacity to transform individual lives for the better while helping to bring about positive social change in schools and communities worldwide. In psychology, there are currently two common approaches to empathy: shared emotional response and perspective taking.

 

Here are some strategies our graduates around the world use with their students to help develop both affective and cognitive empathy.

  • Modeling....
  • Teaching Point of View...
  • Using Literature to Teach Different Perspectives....
  • Listening Actively to Others...
  • Being Metacognitive About One’s State of Empathy....

 

By Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers

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Teaching Empathy 

The Circle School is part of the 2016 Big Give SA. At The Circle School, we teach empathy, by having our children volunteer, raising money for causes all over the world, and participating in local marches and protests. We believe that our children can and will grow up to change the world.
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(Teaching Empathy) Learn to connect to self and others using NVC Empathy Cards

(Teaching Empathy) Learn to connect to self and others using NVC Empathy Cards | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Section 1: Introducing empathy and the cards.

  • Lecture 1 Introduction 
  • Lecture 2  Making the most of 'udemy'. 
  • Lecture 3  What are these empathy cards? 
  • Lecture 4 What is empathy? 
  • Lecture 5 Empathy Exercise 



Section 2: The NVC Dance Floor and its philosophical underpinnings

  • Lecture 6 What is the NVC Dance Floor? 
  • Lecture 7 The time and place for JACKEL 
  • Lecture 8 Learning how to NOTICE - basic mindfulness. 
  • Lecture 9 Differentiating FEELINGS from thoughts, judgments, assumption and assessments. 
  • Lecture 10 Differentiating NEEDS from strategies and demands. 
  • Lecture 11 Making clear, present, doable REQUESTS of self and others.

 

Section 3: Using the Cards

  • Lecture 12 Using the Cards for Self Empathy Check In - Lecture 
  • Lectue 13 What are you feeling and/or needing right now?! 
  • Lecture 14 Using the cards to gain empathy for another. 
  • Lecture 15 Using the cards for sneaky self empathy... 
  • Lecture 16 A quick example of using the Tiger's NVC Kids Cards with my daughter.
  • Lecture 17 How to debrief yucky stuff with your children or anyone else you care about! 
  • Lecture 18 Using the Cards to 'check in' - Interview Demonstration 
  • Lecture 19 Using the cards in a therapeutic or pastoral context. 
  • Lecture 20 Demonstration of using the cards in a therapeutic context.

 

Section 4: Finishing Up

  • Lecture 21 Fully expressing gratitude. 
  • Lecture 22 Thanks and Farewell 
  • Lecture 23 Bonus! Coupons for my other courses!
  • Lecture 24 Links to other resources, courses, practice groups and websites.

 

 

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(Teaching Empathy): A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom

(Teaching Empathy): A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom

by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed.

Bullying. Zero tolerance policy. Targeting on social media. School violence. Active Shooter.

 

These 'are words commonly heard in education today. As teachers, we spend a great deal of time in staff development and training, learning how to combat these issues. We learn how to recognize signs of bullying, teach responsible social media habits, and respond to an active shooter. But what if we took a different approach? What if we started by explicitly teaching empathy in the classroom?

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DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation, February 17th 2017 in Cape Town.

DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation, February 17th 2017 in Cape Town. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
In this workshop you will experience the creative power of true empathy. You will learn to distinguish empathy from emotional contagion, sympathy, empathic concern, empathic over-arousal and personal distress. You will be given concepts to understand and tools to practice this often lacking, and much needed, capacity.

As you deepen your capacities for imagination, intuition and inspiration associated with the art of empathy, you will tap into resources for innovative design relevant to the creation of human-centred society.

DESIGN THINKING AND EMPATHY GENERATION
08:00 hr Check in
09:00 hr Empathy and Human-centred design principles
10:00 hr The art of empathy
11:00 hr From emotional contagion to true empathy
12:00 hr 5-Stage empathy practice
14:00 hr The doing of empathy in Human-centred Design
17:00 hr End of day

 

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Teaching empathy to America’s future teachers

Teaching empathy to America’s future teachers | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Shaping young educators who will bring empathy and objectivity to the classroom sometimes requires institutions to bring in outside voices and facilitators to help us in this work.

 

On Jan 19 through 21, administrators, teachers and our current students will participate in an annual two-and -a-half-day training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond called “Undoing, Racism.”

 

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this rigorous program is designed to help participants see how institutions have been affected by racism and how we willingly and unwillingly participate in these systems.

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Course - The Empathic Livelihood Program

Course - The Empathic Livelihood Program | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

EMPATHIC LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
As an NVC practitioner,you have skills to change lives. Period.

But what if you don’t know how to move from knowing NVC to serving people with it?  Or if you don’t how to find clients?

Learning NVC is something that takes time, experience, and guidance to master. You’ve done that part. And, if you want to move to the level of impacting people’s lives with it, you’ll probably agree that it might be necessary to learn the art of designing an NVC-Based Business and of enrolling clients.

Without these skills, all the gifts you have as an NVC practitioner will simply live as a memory in you. Never serving other people, and never getting you the income and satisfaction of making a living through making a difference.

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#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World

#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World | Teaching Empathy | 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....

 

 

1. Teaching Point of View...

2. Argument vs. Persuasion: Civil Discourse...

3. Teaching Listening...

4. Empathic Civilization: Jeremy Rifkin...

 

by Keith Lambert,

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Empathy and Neuroscience Course  

Empathy and Neuroscience Course   | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Class starts Tuesday March 28th. Empathy is oxygen for the soul. So if you are feeling short of breath due to life stresses, perhaps one needs expanded empathy. Get some here. This is what you need to know to

register. Further details on the course content are in line below. To register for the course, you need to provide basic info and register with the UChicago Graham School of Continuing Education. If you have any special requests, none of this is “chiseled in stone” yet (though it will be by 03/21/2017), so see my contact data below and let me know. There are no prerequisites or grades. This is Continuing Education. Cost is $360.

 

 

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(Empathy Workshop) Empathy by Design

(Empathy Workshop) Empathy by Design | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy by Design is an experiential online course for individuals motivated to lead their organization, with or without authority, through the difficult and creative process of change, development, and innovation.

This program is being offered at a time when you’re hearing a lot about the word empathy. They say that empathy is “important.” But you’re wondering “How so? How does it work? What are its limits? How do I apply it? Is it something I can actually work on?” This program will help you and your fellow participants work together to find the answer to all those questions and more. Most importantly, you will tailor the answers to your situation.

 

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(Teaching Empathy) Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers  

(Teaching Empathy) Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers   | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Various studies show that the more empathy a child displays, the less likely they are to engage in bullying, online and in real life. Empathic children and adolescents are more likely to engage in positive social behaviors, like sharing or helping others.

 

They’re also less likely to be antisocial and exhibit uncontrolled aggressive behaviors. That’s a big reason why educators have been devoting more attention to empathy in recent years, integrating it more deeply into schools and curricula. And as Golestan illustrates, some of these efforts are focusing on early childhood education.

 

Shuka Kalantari

 

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6 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Intimate Relationships

6 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Intimate Relationships | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Here are 7 ways to nurture your empathy:

  1. Be self-aware.  The more open you are to your own emotions, the more easily you will be attuned to the emotions and feelings of others.
  2. Observe body language. Often we can tell a lot by watching other people’s body language or non-verbal cues. Watch for facial expressions, hand motions, gestures and tone of voice.
  3. Be in tune to someone’s emotional truth. It’s more important how a person says something than by what they say. Studies have shown that 90 percent of the messages we receive from other people are nonverbal.
  4. Be a good listener. To be empathetic you have to really hear what the other person is telling you. To develop empathy, it’s important to have all the details. Give the other person a chance to express themselves and refrain from interrupting.
  5. Suspend judgement and disbelief. While listening is key to developing empathy, it’s also important not to judge what the person is telling you. It’s equally important not to offer tips or suggestions. When you want to fix someone else’s problem, then there’s a good chance you’re not empathetic. If you’re thinking about fixing the problem, you’re not in tuned to what they’re going through.
  6. Use reflection. While reflection is important in writing, it’s also an integral part of being a healer. This is in-line with Carl Rogers therapeutic practice by clarifying back to the person what they’re feeling. You might say something like, “It seems to me you’re saying that your feelings are hurt.”
  7. Put aside your own views and values. It’s important to do this so that you’re completely focused on the other person’s needs.

 

Diana Raab, Ph.D.

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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Encourage Empathy in Kids

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Encourage Empathy in Kids | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
As parents, we encourage our kids to become independent and to feel good about themselves—and yet these worthy goals have had some unintended consequences in our social-media culture, says educational psychologist Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of the of the new book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

 

“In the past decades, our kids’ capacity to care has plummeted, while self-absorption has skyrocketed, and it puts their humanity at stake,” she writes. “Today’s culture values ‘me’ more than ‘we.’”

 

Research suggests that giving children opportunities to be empathetic not only helps them personally, but may even be the key to reducing complex problems such as violence and racism

 

Spend time with a baby...

Build a feeling vocabulary...

Communicate face-to-face....

 

By Diane Debrovner.

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Elementary School Empathy Lesson Plan - Talking with Trees Books

Elementary School Empathy Lesson Plan - Talking with Trees Books | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Students will understand the following:
What empathy is and why it is important.
How to look for cues in facial expressions and body language to understand how others feel.
How to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”

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(Teaching Empathy) Developing Empathy - Udemy

(Teaching Empathy) Developing Empathy - Udemy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
How the Practice of Empathy Enriches Your Relationship with Your Partner

 

Curriculum

 

Section 1: Introduction to the Purpose, Aim, and Structure of this Course

  • Lecture 1 Introduction to the Purpose, Aim, and Structure of this Course

 

Section 2: What is Empathy?

  • Lecture 2 What is Empathy?
  • Lecture 3 What is a Feeling?
  • Lecture 4 The Three Habits of Empathy


Section 3: Empathy as Feeling-into

  • Lecture 5 Empathy as Feeling-into
  • Lecture 6 Projective Empathy: Romanticism, Aestheticism, and Psychology
  • Lecture 7 Empathy for Objects?

 

Section 4: Empathy as Feeling-with

  • Lecture 8 Empathy as Feeling-with
  • Lecture 9 Empathy as Feeling-into and Feeling-with
  • Lecture 10 Instantaneous vs. Process Empathy

 

Section 5: Empathy as Feeling-for

  • Lecture 11 Empathy as Feeling-for
  • Lecture 12 Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion
  • Lecture 13 The Three Habits Revisited
  • Lecture 14 Empathy Practice for Thirty Days

 

Section 6: Part Two: Empathy and the Seven Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships

  • Lecture 16 Mindfulness
  • Lecture 17 Observation
  • Lecture 18 Conversation
  • Lecture 19 Listening
  • Lecture 20 Sharing
  • Lecture 21 Creativity and Empathy
  • Lecture 22 Exercises for Your Relationship with Your Partner

 

 

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(Teaching Empathy) Empathy: elusive, but research says you can learn it

(Teaching Empathy) Empathy: elusive, but research says you can learn it | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Researchers have examined whether it is possible to increase empathy through formal training

 

Empathy is an interpersonal skill that can be viewed as part of emotional intelligence. Psychotherapist Carl Rogers wrote that empathy could enhance relationships and recommended it for ordinary people and therapists.

 

Studies support its value. Health professionals who show high levels of empathy tend to get better adherence to treatment from their patients and better patient outcomes. And beyond health care, empathy is associated with better personal relationships and more successful social behaviour.

 

In its most complete form, empathy involves understanding the emotion of another person, feeling the emotion and responding appropriately to it.

 

Written by John Malouff
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(Teaching Empathy) Four Ways to Teach Empathy 

(Teaching Empathy) Four Ways to Teach Empathy  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
An article on Edutopia yesterday outlines four specific things K12 educators can do to cultivate empathy in learners.

 

Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, specialists in brain-based teaching and authors of Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, offer strategies rooted in two common psychological approaches: shared emotional response (or mirroring another's emotional reaction) and perspective taking (cognitive empathy, imagining yourself in another's shoes).

1) Model

 

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Building Empathy in Children: Lessons From Early Childhood Education

Building Empathy in Children: Lessons From Early Childhood Education | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
The “empathy gap” has been getting a deluge of attention recently, and with good reason. Just google “empathy” and you’ll quickly find that the ability to understand and share the feelings and perspectives of others is now widely considered a crucial 21st century competency. I

 

t’s also the foundation of global citizenship. Students might learn about other people and about world events, but without empathy, they won’t necessarily care what’s happening or choose to be agents of progress and change.

It’s wonderful that SEL is now getting the attention it deserves for students of all ages, but early childhood educators have known about the importance of empathy for a very, very long time. Friedrich Fröbel, Rudolf Steiner, and Maria Montessori, among other luminaries of the 19th century, grounded early childhood education in the importance of nurturing the whole child.

 

By Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed.

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(Teaching Empathy) Empathy, Perspective and
Complicity: How Digital Games
can Support Peace Education and
Conflict Resolution.

(Teaching Empathy) Empathy, Perspective and<br/>Complicity: How Digital Games<br/>can Support Peace Education and<br/>Conflict Resolution. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development / UNESCO Working Paper: 

 

This paper will address how digital games may be uniquely suited to further the work of peace education and conflict resolution.

 

There is a scarcity of research that specifically studies how digital games, as dynamic and interreactive learning tools, can be leveraged to support and enhance the closely related fields of peace education or conflict resolution; however, research in a number relevant sectors will be recruited to better understand the topic and expose gaps for further work.

 

After defining basic terms, the first section will briefly discuss the aims of peace education and interactive conflict resolution and how digital games can assist in facilitating intergroup contact and collaboration.

 

The heart of the paper will examine several serious games for their potential to cultivate perspective-taking and empathy, explore ethical dilemmas, promote intercultural understanding and encourage a sense of complicity, all crucial components in the work of peace education and conflict resolution.

 

 

Author: Paul Darvasi

York University

 

 

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Cleveland Clinic’s approach to burnout focuses on relationships

Cleveland Clinic’s approach to burnout focuses on relationships | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
The “Listening with empathy” module, part of the AMA’s STEPS Forward™ collection of practice improvement strategies, offers more on effective patient-physician communication.

 

There are seven new modules available in STEPS Forward collection, bringing the total number of practice improvement strategies to 42. Several of the modules were developed thanks to a grant from, and collaboration with, the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.

 

https://www.stepsforward.org/Static/images/modules/41/downloadable/listening_with_empathy.pdf

 

 

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