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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teaching children empathy now lays the foundation for a rewarding future, including in the business world.

1. Make empathy a family habit.

You are your kids’ first teacher: Be mindful of the lessons you impart. When they fight with their siblings or friends, teach them to look at the argument from the other person's perspective. What might their brothers or sisters be feeling when they call them names or won’t share?

Do the same when you have conflicts with your spouse or relatives. If there’s a rift within the extended family, explain it to the kids while acknowledging the other side’s perspective.

In the business world, Costco modeled corporate empathy in an extraordinary way, following the 2008 economic collapse. Most companies were frantically searching for ways to cut costs, but Costco gave its employees a raise.

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(Teaching Empathy) The Practice of Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) The Practice of Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Gladney University is proud to host Carol Park, LPC as she provides us with a training on Empathy. She will utilize the work of Brene’ Brown, who has authored The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.

 

Berne is a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she primarily focuses on research around shame, vulnerability, courage and empathy.

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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teaching children empathy now lays the foundation for a rewarding future, including in the business world.

1. Make empathy a family habit.

You are your kids’ first teacher: Be mindful of the lessons you impart. When they fight with their siblings or friends, teach them to look at the argument from the other person's perspective. What might their brothers or sisters be feeling when they call them names or won’t share?

Do the same when you have conflicts with your spouse or relatives. If there’s a rift within the extended family, explain it to the kids while acknowledging the other side’s perspective.

In the business world, Costco modeled corporate empathy in an extraordinary way, following the 2008 economic collapse. Most companies were frantically searching for ways to cut costs, but Costco gave its employees a raise.

Jim Marggraff 

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Transforming Classroom & School Cultures – Prof Dev Workshop: transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect,

Transforming Classroom & School Cultures – Prof Dev Workshop: transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect, | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teachers – Learn the skills to shift your classroom environment to be less disruptive and more fun! In this workshop we model and teach basic skills for communicating and building positive relationships.

 

Using these skills, you can transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect, making it safer for students to work through their challenges, both academically, as well as socially and emotional

 

As students feel safer in the classroom and become more engaged, there is a reduction in disruptions, absenteeism and suspensions, and an increase in participation, emotional intelligence, personal responsibility, creative and critical thinking, character development, and academic outcomes. The kids are happier and so are you!
 

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(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens

(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

A new summer camp in Spartanburg is teaching teens about empathy.

 

It’s the first ever Writing For Empathy camp being held at the Chapman Cultural Center.

 

The week-long camp gives teens in grades 8 through 10 a safe space to express themselves through creative writing.

 

The camp includes teens from across Spartanburg County and the hope is being exposed to diverse experiences and backgrounds will open their eyes to new perspectives.

 

 

 

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(Empathy in Education) 5 Tips for Raising an Empathetic Child — Starting in Preschool

(Empathy in Education) 5 Tips for Raising an Empathetic Child — Starting in Preschool | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

According to Nelson, there are five ways you can help your preschooler learn empathy:

1. Recognize and address your child’s needs.
A child’s needs and wants aren’t always convenient. If adult schedules interfere with nap time, it’s tempting to tell your child, “You can wait a few minutes.” But a “few minutes” can seem like an eternity to a sleepy 4-year-old. Validate your child’s feelings by saying instead, “I know you’re tired, and we’ll get home as soon as we can and then you can go right to sleep.”

2. Focus on feelings.
Read books about feelings, and encourage your child to identify their own emotions, as well as those of others. When you notice a child who is happy or sad, remark on it.

Zoe, the mother of 5-year-old Sofia, said to her daughter recently, “Your brother was very quiet tonight. Do you think he might be sad because Daddy’s out of town?” Another time Zoe said to Sofia, “Your friend Michael was jumping up and down when you got to school! Didn’t he look happy to see you?”

3. Teach verbal and non-verbal cues....
4. Use pretend play...
5. Encourage inclusion...

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(Teaching Empathy) 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking | 

(Teaching Empathy) 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking |  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Michele Borba

Here are seven ways to weave perspective-building into your daily lessons from UnSelfie. Parents: you can adapt these ideas to use at home.

Assign “feeling and thought” reading logs.
A Washington middle school teacher assigned her students to read The Diary of a Young Girl but varied the usual lesson by creating reading logs. As they read, students were to note in their log page numbers, a one-line description of what was happening, and how they would think or feel if they were Anne. The simple strategy helped students step into a tragic time of history and grasp-at least a little deeper-the impact of the Holocaust.

  • Try shoes, hats, and scarves...
  • Hold a paper-shoe test....
  • Offer real shoes!....
  • Use emotionally-charged books....
  • Switch the pronoun....
  • Hold a 24-hour hunger strike....

 

 

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Is empathy training the next evolution of corporate professional development?

Is empathy training the next evolution of corporate professional development? | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

It goes without saying that you can't successfully operate without empathetic leaders. A study conducted by Businessolver indicated that 98% of HR professionals and 92% of employees believe employers that are empathetic actually improve retention rates.

Yet less than half of employees polled would describe their employers as empathetic, and a lack of emotional connection has been at the center of several employment law cases in the past year. HR's own identity struggle between corporate entity and employee advocate often discourages victims from seeking the department's help.

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Yes, we think so!
Go and learn how to act more empathic!

 
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Audio: Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks: Can You Teach Empathy to a 2-Year-Old?

Audio: Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks: Can You Teach Empathy to a 2-Year-Old? | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss how young is too young to teach empathy, and what to do about a boy who dominates his little brother.

By Rebecca Lavoie, Steve Lickteig, and Gabriel Roth
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(Empathy, Art healthcare) Dell Medical School and Blanton Museum partner to teach empathy through art - The Daily Texan

(Empathy, Art healthcare) Dell Medical School and Blanton Museum partner to teach empathy through art - The Daily Texan | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

The Dell Medical School partnered with the Blanton Museum of Art to teach medical students empathy through art. 

Faculty members at Dell Medical collaborated with Ray Williams, the Blanton’s director of education and academic affairs, to create three two-hour experiences to teach medical students empathy, observational skills and self-care.


During the session focused on empathy, students analyzed a painting of David and Goliath shortly after David decapitated Goliath. Williams led the students in an interpretive conversation about the piece before connecting it back to clinical practice. Williams said he wanted them to empathize with the emotional trauma David must have experienced as he became a teenage killer. 

 

“This invitation to exercise your empathetic imagination that art and fiction give us is very relevant to the clinical work in terms of being able see beyond a diagnosis and beyond an illness to a real human experience,” Williams said.

 

BY CHASE KARACOSTAS

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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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Forming empathy is challenging. Concrete examples make sense. Another approach might be to use literature and create dialogue about the literature. How does servant-leadership fit?
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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? 

 

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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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(Teaching Empathy) Medical Education Research on Empathy and Improvisation

(Teaching Empathy) Medical Education Research on Empathy and Improvisation | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Research by Amy Zelenski, PhD focuses on teaching physicians how to engage in empathic behaviors with their patients, learners, and interprofessional colleagues, and how increased skill in empathic behavior can increase the quality of patient care and decrease healthcare provider burnout and personal distress.

Improvisational Theater for Scientists (Improv4Scientists)

Improvisers are experts in storytelling, spontaneity, and using observation skills to adjust to their audiences and team members accordingly. Among other skills, this 6-week course will teach participants how to:
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Alan Alda's 'If I Understood You' teaches people how to communicate better

Alan Alda's 'If I Understood You' teaches people how to communicate better | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Forget a spoonful of sugar in helping the medicine go down. Empathy is the key to connection and success, studies of patient reactions to doctors' communication skills found.

“Expressing empathy and concern, providing information on the illness and its treatment, and encouraging patient participation in decision-making” made a real difference. “In studies with diabetics, for instance, when the patients rate their doctor as empathetic, their cholesterol and blood sugar numbers improve,” he writes, and flu patients get better sooner and even the common cold is shorter and less bothersome.

Mr. Alda explores how improvisational exercises that might seem fanciful, foolish or for theater nerds only — such as having one person shape an imaginary object in her hands and pass it to the next person — can produce remarkable results in allowing strangers or colleagues to be in sync or better relate to an audience.

 

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Network of Spiritual Progressives - Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump

Network of Spiritual Progressives - Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy – Love the Stranger as Thyself
In session 4 participants learn empathic communication skills, both how to listen and speak compassionately. They are taken on a journey that begins with self-compassion and self-empathy, learning how to gauge their own reactivity, judgments, biases, and pain by first recognizing where they hold their responses in their bodies.

 

They are then taught how to self soothe in the moment and understand their own feelings and needs so they are better equipped to respond from a deeply self-connected and empathic place rather than from a place of reactivity. Next they are taught how to listen empathically to others. What is the meaning articulated behind the statements, policies, positions, and approaches of others? How do we hear their deep pains and sorrows, understand their needs, and demonstrate that understanding as a path to connection?

 

When we are able to empathically connect with others, we can begin to see our shared humanity, our common needs, our collective pain, and our deep yearnings. From that place, we can begin to explore solutions and strategies that can help us build the world we all seek. Our differences begin to breakdown and we find we are actually more alike than we thought. We see that we all yearn for loving connections, lives of meaning and purpose, and mutual recognition and sense of belonging.

In this session, like all sessions, we break into small groups so participants have an opportunity to practice the skills we share. We also do role-plays with the whole group giving people the opportunity to raise challenges, receive coaching, and learn in community.
 

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Fighting India’s Ever More Deadly Culture Of Bullying

Fighting India’s Ever More Deadly Culture Of Bullying | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
3. The power of empathy

One of the best ways to stop the menace of bullying is to awaken empathy in the classroom. The way I try to do that is to initiate a dialogue in the classroom and create a space where those who have been bullied, ostracised and excluded get a chance to speak about their pain. It is then that empathy finally has a chance to emerge.

 

It is then that those who have been bullying realise what they have done and feel ashamed of themselves. I then ask them to please get up and apologise to those they have bullied and maybe even give them a hug. What follows is usually very touching—the bullies slowly get up from their chairs, walk across to those they have bullied and apologise to them. Tears usually flow at this point and the class comes together emotionally. It is a powerful and moving moment!

4. Quietness and active listening are prerequisites for empathy

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(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News

(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.

 

Make a habit of "radical listening"

"What is essential,' wrote Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist and founder of Non-Violent Communication, "is our ability to be present to what's really going on within - to the unique feelings and needs a person is experiencing at that very moment."

 

Listening out for people's feelings and needs - whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer or a spouse who is upset at you for working late yet again - gives them a sense of being understood.

 

29 June 2015
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Science Says You Should Add More Fiction Books to Your Summer Reading List: Build your empathy muscle

Science Says You Should Add More Fiction Books to Your Summer Reading List: Build your empathy muscle | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

1. Build your empathy muscle
A number of research studies have shown that when we read about depictions of smell, touch, and movement, we use the same parts of our brain as when we experience these sensory stimulations ourselves. Taking the research further, a York University psychologist found significant overlap in brain regions activated to understand stories and those used to interact with other individuals.

Put another way, when we read and imagine stories, we are exercising and improving our ability to interact with and understand people. By reading fiction, you improve your ability to empathize with colleagues, clients, and anyone else you might engage with throughout the workday so that you might have more effective conversations and design more valuable offerings.

 

By Rohini Venkatraman

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Workshop: Empathy Bootcamp 

Workshop: Empathy Bootcamp  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy Basics: Tools for building relationships when it really counts. The reality is that human bonds aren't forged when we are on top of the world; but when we are at our lowest.

 

This workshop is for you if you're looking for ways to have more meaningful connections with your friends, colleagues, and family by being supportive, or by asking for help without feeling like a burden. If you are a human, or a human + an HR professional or manager who wants simple tools for building a culture of trust in your workplace, your medical setting, or in client relationships, then attend this workshop.

 

It uses a ton of humor, real talk, and practical tips that will fundamentally improve your capacity to be a better person in just a few hours. AND you will do this in the most beautiful setting known to humankind.

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(Empathy Training) Healthy Empathy at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California

(Empathy Training) Healthy Empathy at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care with higher patient and client satisfaction. But empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and caregivers.

 

The most appropriate approach is not to expect more empathy from caregivers or health and healing professionals. The best approach is to make sure that their empathy is intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and healthy.

Karla McLaren, MEd, and Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN, bring twenty years of experience working on the groundbreaking model Healthy Empathy—a process that makes empathy understandable, accessible, and manageable.

You will explore:

  • Understanding empathy clearly and how to pinpoint your strengths and challenges
  • How to meet the needs of your patients, clients, and loved ones
  • Specific practices and communication skills to access and nurture your healthy empathy in the workplace, at home, and in all of your relationships
  • Ways to monitor and skillfully manage your empathy in challenging situations and in the presence of intense emotions
  • Self-care skills to maintain your well-being and productivity throughout your life.

 

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In the social work program I am studying, self-care is emphasised as a critical skill to develop because it reduces the risk of mental health injury. The training approach detailed in this scoop is a practical and accessible method of controlling risk by enhancing workers skills in self-care. 

 

The model discussed in this scoop recognises that professionals working in caregiving occupations can suffer mental health injuries such as empathetic burnout and compassion fatigue. The hazard is that working in such professions demands high levels of empathy. The model suggests that the risk of injury can be controlled by training workers to practice 'healthy' empathy.

 

 

 

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Empathy in Action @ University of California-Davis Shields Library, Davis [1 June]

Empathy in Action @ University of California-Davis Shields Library, Davis [1 June] | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy in Action, hosted by the Mind Spa, aspires to foster a community of care at UC Davis. At this event, open-ended questions will be provided to help facilitate dialogue that promotes learning more about yourself and others.

You’ll learn to:
• Cultivate empathy
• Build community
• Expand your perspective

Space is limited, but we will be opening a wait-list. After you submit the RSVP you will be notified via email with a confirmation that will detail if you have reserved a space in the event or on the wait-list.

Thank you for your interest in the event, we look forward to meeting you!
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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...

 

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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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