Strategies, Tips and Activities for the Classroom – Building Connections and Developing Empathy
Empathy is an important building block in building a world that respects the safety and dignity of others. Modeling and encouraging empathetic connections in the classroom can turn social emotional learning opportunities into life long tools for students. We will spend some time on the WHY of empathy, but most of the time will be spent on the HOW so that participants leave feeling equipped and empowered to support kids and teens in a lasting way.
1. Recognize how the diffusion of responsibility makes it more difficult for individuals to act on empathy
2. Devise ways to create opportunities of connection in the classroom
3. Relate the importance of social connections in building resiliency for students
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