When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.
- Happy Faces encourages students to show empathy to classmates having a bad day.
(noun) the understanding of or the ability to identify with another person’s feelings or experiences
Early Grades (K-2)
Elementary Grades (3-5)
Middle Grades (6-8)
High School (9-12)
Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
Working With Others
Standard 4: Displays effective interpersonal communication skills