Developing Empathy

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Framework

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.

Additional Resources

  • Happy Faces encourages students to show empathy to classmates having a bad day.

Glossary

empathy [em-puh-thee]
(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)