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Phillips Exeter Academy | Leading with Empathy

Phillips Exeter Academy | Leading with Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Students approach Listeners for help with many topics: homesickness, schoolwork, anxiety, social situations, depression, time management, drugs, alcohol, sexual identity, study habits, diet, sexual pressures, sleep, cyberbullying and more.


The empathetic ear of a Listener is often all that’s needed. Listeners also help students seek additional support and resources. For all issues of health and safety, they're trained to involve adults in the dorm or to consult with the on-call counselor at the Lamont Health and Wellness Center, which is open 24/7, if they have concerns.

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4 tips to combat baby bullying: Developing empathy and building community

4 tips to combat baby bullying: Developing empathy and building community | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

"Developing empathy and building community should be at the heart of any high-quality early childhood program,” says Mary Sue Reese, director of the Winnetka Covenant Preschool.
 
Social-emotional learning has been a focus for Chicago Public Schools since 2012.
 
“We are explicitly giving teachers the skills they need to build supportive environments and prevent bullying,” says Amy Mart, CPS manager of universal supports. “We are teaching respect for peers and teachers, empathy via perspective-taking, communication skills like how to clearly articulate your needs to someone else, self-advocacy and help-seeking skills.”


Tips to try

  • Practice role-playing with kids....
  • Don’t be afraid to bring it to others’ attention....
  • Intervene when someone’s being mean....
  • Don’t give all the attention to the child engaging in bullying....


byCortney Fries


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Bryan Kay's curator insight, October 22, 2015 9:01 PM

I hope this article provides insight on how to confront student issues as an educational leader.

 

Bullying is a major problem in our schools today. Principals can lead the charge against bullying by setting expectations and enforcing them throughout the school year.

 

As a future principal, I want my school to be a nurturing place where growing minds can flourish. This article certainly provides 4 tips on how to combat bullying that I want to hold on to.

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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

"Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, its us under the microscope."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 20, 2015 5:21 PM

Teaching empathy and social cohesiveness with play is addressed in this article, which includes some edtech games.

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Think It Up: Changemaker High School: Where Students Are In Charge: It starts with empathy.

Friday there was the Think It Up http://thinkitup.org special on 4 or 5 TV networks. THINK IT UP will invite public school students in grades 7-12 to develop student-powered, teacher-led, crowdfunded learning projects.


One of the segments was Changemaker High School in ‪Tuscon‬, part of the Start Empathy initiative. It starts with empathy and then encourages students to be leaders in their communities. This did a lot to get the word out about the importance of empathy in the schools.



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Why We Need Caring Classrooms: This begins with empathy.

Why We Need Caring Classrooms: This begins with empathy. | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

More educators are recognizing that compassion can be taught. But I don't think it's enough to have children just learn about compassion, because we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on them. This begins with empathy.


There are three main kinds of empathy, each involving distinct sets of brain circuits.


1: Cognitive empathy: understanding how other people see the world and how they think about it. This lets us put what we have to say in ways the other person will best comprehend....


Empathetic concern offers the foundation for what's been called a "caring classroom," where the teacher embodies and models kindness and concern for her students, and encourages the same attitude among the students. Such a classroom culture provides the best atmosphere for learning, both cognitively and emotionally.

Daniel Goleman


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How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Ideally, empathy would be the net effect of experience, which in classrooms is both a matter of process and knowledge. Students would learn to empathize rather than be taught to empathize, as a symptom of what they know. Why this is important is a matter of implication and language.


Teaching someone to feel what others feel and sit with emotions that aren’t their own couldn’t be any further from the inherent pattern of academics, which is always decidedly other.


Teaching always begins with detachment—learn this skill or content strand that is now apart from you. Empathy is the opposite; it starts in the other, and finishes there without leaving.

In your classroom, there are dozens of natural sources of empathy. But what about authenticity?

 


by Terry Heick

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Changemaker Education

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A publication series on Changemaking by Ashoka’s Start Empathy initiative

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Great community at Ashoka

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Totems: Empathy for Students: Picture and describe a student

Totems: Empathy for Students: Picture and describe a student | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Think of a student who has stood out to you this past year. When you closed your classroom door for the year, who had you really wanted to get through to but didn’t? Who made progress that completely blew your mind?


Choose a student and write their name at the top of your whiteboard /paper (you can write an alias if you would like).


Then, make three categories: ‘Adjectives’, ‘Challenges’, and ‘Passions & Interests’:

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Back to school activity: Create a student totem! This totem exercise is intended to develop empathy

Back to school activity: Create a student totem! This totem exercise is intended to develop empathy | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

This totem exercise is intended to develop empathy for your student by describing them, their challenges and passions, creating a physical representation of them in the form of a totem, and then creating a point of view statement about their challenges and needs


. This all serves as a launching point for designing great curriculum and classroom experiences for them throughout the year.


You can do the exercise with a group of teachers and create a living gallery that you can add to and revisit any time you need throughout the year.

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The Need For Empathy Within School | Empathy Lab

The Need For Empathy Within School | Empathy Lab | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Quite a simple concept when you think of it. But how much importance do we really put on this, especially when working with young people, the one group of individuals that probably need to understand the concept the most?

My understanding of empathy grew whilst working in a large secondary school. Sprawling and multicultural, this educational setting supported some of the most deprived families in the area. From my first day I was exposed to huge and fundamental issues of poverty, abuse and mental health difficulties that young people were experiencing first hand. It was devastating. But it was also a revelation.
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How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant)

How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant) | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

by Mary Jo Madda 

But as my colleague Leonard Medlock says, you have to be careful when finding free alternatives online, because it can lead to a “proliferation of design thinking sans any notions of empathy or learning from failure.”

Keep in mind, design thinking--problem discovery and solution generation using empathy and rapid prototyping, described as “human-centered design”--isn’t something you can just implement in a classroom lesson plan with your students right away.


You’ve got to work on the skills and mindsets yourself first, and develop an openness to iteration and a willingness to be truly honest.

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Teaching Empathy: The ancient way is now cutting edge

Teaching Empathy: The ancient way is now cutting edge | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
In my work as a systems change specialist in schools and other learning communities, here are the practices I encourage instructional leaders to promote:

  1. Teach listening as a core skill and expect it as a cultural practice. Start by being an active listener yourself and give people the time they need to reflect. Time not made for someone is time wasted.
  2. Make dialogue a primary team, group or classroom practice. Dialogue opens the doors to exploration—what Peter Senge in his guide “The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook” calls “skillful discussion,” where thoughtful decisions can be made that honor all participants (or, in business, stakeholders).
  3. Identify roles, not organizational charts. When people are able to articulate their role, what they need to be successful and what gets in the way of their success, an empathic understanding is present and the beginnings of a healthy team, class or group takes shape.
  4. Lead with consistency, authenticity and honesty. Be clear as to why you are doing what you are doing. Do not lead or manage through personality but rather through articulation. To articulate is to clarify.
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Empathic Design Team 6: Reports Monday - 2015-10-12

Empathic Design Team 6: Reports  Monday - 2015-10-12 | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

Here are Empathy Team 6 meeting reports  We successfully worked thorough the Design Class 4 workbook.

https://sites.google.com/site/empathycodesign/courses/ideo-design-kit


Empathic Design Workshops

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432429460395307/ 


Lewis
This time we went through our ideas that we had come up with in the last meeting and began prototyping them. Once we had chosen our favorites and given some feedback we split into two groups and started to draft them up, experiment and implement them.

Edwin
In this class we got into preparing our prototypes. We had also done some initial prototypes that we shared and reported on since last week. I enjoyed the energy of going into the ‘doing’ and prototyping process and hearing everyone's reports.

Lewis and I formed a team to create a prototype of an empathy circle with role plays of participants taking on the role of superheros and supervillains. They will try to work out their differences. We did an initial test of it which was a lot of fun. I see a lot of potential in this idea for generating engagement and fun for the empathy circle with highschool students. I’m looking forward to next week to see the outcome and to keep iterating on this idea.


Chase
In the meeting today we split up and worked on 2 separate prototypes. We developed important questions to answer about our prototypes and created storyboards. It was exciting to get the ball rolling and seeing our design process getting closer to completion.


Lee-Anne
In today’s meeting, we splitup into 2 teams to further develop 2 prototypes:
Superhero & Vilain role play in EC
Animated Inforgraphic to inspire and entice teens to participate in EC’s
The outcome was rich as the essence of the Animated Infographic and role plays crystallized and became clearer.


Wendy
In today’s meeting we storyboarded for two prototypes, Super Hero and Villians and Animated Infographic to prime teens for an EC. Reviewing the important questions revealed how many steps must be accomplished before testing our Animated Infographic idea. I can see the light at the end of the Human Centered Design tunnel. : )





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Empathize Deeply With Your Students — The Teachers Guild

Empathize Deeply With Your Students - The Teachers Guild - Medium
After going through design thinking workshops, it occurred to me that until you empathize with your end user — your students — how could you truly design a successful classroom experience? In trying to figure out how to encourage discovery within our classroom walls, our student interviews revealed that it was not the curriculum but the physical space that needed to be redesigned. The desks were old and because they were set up with an opening in the front, the students found it difficult to find specific folders, workbooks and other materials. The chairs were hard, uncomfortable and did not move easily. There was a lot of bulky furniture taking up space so that the students could not spread out comfortably for group work.
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I scooped this article because it kept referencing the idea of keeping the end, and the end user in mind, the students.  This article also demonstrated ways in which the students were able to voice their own opinions about ideas, and how those opinions were then utilized. I hope that teachers struggle with classroom space and other such tasks that they allow the students to help.  Not only because they are the ones that have to work and utilize that environment, but because their opinions should matter too! 

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5 Saturdays Empathy and Understanding Workshop

5 Saturdays Empathy and Understanding Workshop

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Teaching The New Literacy: Why Empathy Is As Important As Reading And Math *

Teaching The New Literacy: Why Empathy Is As Important As Reading And Math * | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
Unless you’re off the grid, you saw evidence Friday evening.  Think It Up, a celebrity-studded production, was broadcast across four major national television networks to raise money for our schools.  Along with initiatives dedicated to improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, it highlighted the work of Start Empathy, which prioritizes changemaking and empathy skills in school curricula and culture.  This is a fast-growing movement, with an emerging Changemaker Schools network in the United States and worldwide.  Tucson’s Changemaker High School was featured in the broadcast.

Why changemaking, and why empathy?  Because the game for young people has changed, and so have the rules


For generations, society had a distinctive organizational design characterized by a few people at the top of the system telling everyone else to repeat their specialized skills harmoniously, faster and faster. American education was therefore oriented toward turning out the company clerks and factory workers that our hierarchical, repetitive system required.


By Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr

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Children's Books to Teach Generosity and Combat Entitlement

Children's Books to Teach Generosity and Combat Entitlement | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

This book list of picture books to teach empathy was inspired by one of you!


A reader emailed me and asked for a list of books which would help her child to think a little bit less about worldly goods, and a little more about the importance of appreciating non-tangible values like generosity, humility, compassion and kindness.


In other words, these are books which help teach children to reject a sense of privileged entitlement. (And I use the word “entitlement” in its original meaning, not the way it was co-opted by the Tea Party!)



 

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How might we provide children the agency to practice empathy?

How might we provide children the agency to practice empathy? - Changemaker Education - Medium

Many educators enter the profession with a sense of altruism. When talented, student-centered educators are given the support they deserve, empathy-based learning opportunities naturally emerge.

Can Empathy Be Taught?

Maybe teaching empathy directly is not our job. Perhaps our job is to provide the fertile ground, to nurture the seeds that are already there. We create experiences and opportunities for empathy to not only be cultivated but to become actionable....


If we want to actualize empathy — to make feelings tangible — then we must move away from cells and bells toward a place where agency matters.


Chad Ratliff

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The Opportunities For Empathy In The Classroom

The Opportunities For Empathy In The Classroom | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

So much talk about empathy in education recently. Why? What’s the big idea? In “The Role of Empathy in Learning,” I wrote:

“The role of empathy in learning has to do with the flow of both information and creativity. A dialogic interaction with the world around us requires us to understand ourselves by understanding the needs and condition of those around us. It also encourages us to take collective measurements rather than those singular, forcing us into an intellectual interdependence that catalyzes other subtle but powerful tools of learning.”

But where does it come from? What causes it? What are the authentic sources of empathy in a classroom?'


by Terry Heick

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Empathy Map: Why use an empathy Map?

Empathy Map: Why use an empathy Map? | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it
WHAT is an empathy map?
A User Empathy Map can help tee up a discussion about the needs a user has. The discussion will be centered around what was observed, and what can be inferred about these user groups’ beliefs and emotions


Why use an empathy MapGood design is grounded in a deep understanding of the person for whom you are designing. Designers have many techniques for developing this sort of empathy. An Empathy Map is one tool to help us synthesize our observations and draw out unexpected insights.

We teach it as a synthesis tool to help quickly uncover latent user needs. By introducing this synthesis tool and others, students are provided with tools to help them quickly go through their notes from needfinding in the field to distill down to what are the golden nuggets of opportunity.
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[Empathic Design in School] About Empathy

This is "Empathy" by School Retool on Vimeo

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EmpathyLab | Blog

EmpathyLab | Blog | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

We’re just at the beginning of what EmpathyLab will be doing and the difference it will be making to children’s lives. Find out more about our thinking, research and reading that is informing our development.


http://www.empathylab.uk/about/background/


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DESIGN TIME final: Design with children - they learn empathy.

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Design with children - they learn empathy.

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Serial, This American Life, and The Empathy Code

Serial, This American Life, and The Empathy Code | Empathy and Education | Scoop.it

The Empathy Code

  1. The principal is supportive: This person is child oriented, is an effective listener, provides staff with numerous opportunities to work collaboratively, encouraging innovative efforts, and is available to those who wish to speak with him or her.
  2. Social skills are taught and modeled : Whatever social behaviors are practiced by the adults in the school will not only be observed and experienced by the students but will  be learned by them  as well.
  3. Mindfulness is cultivated as a daily practice and connected to empathy in practice. “Mindfulness is a conscious, purposeful way of tuning in to what is happening in and around us.” (Schoeberlein)
  4. Eradicate sarcasm:...
  5. Keep it simple: ...
  6. Build a sense of community: 
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