One of the “five fabulous skills”outlined in the courseis demonstrating empathy. Empathy is a soft skill and one that is necessary in school, work and community life. As educators, we have the opportunity and responsibility to teach our students about empathy.Take a lookat this “sneak peek” application from the course which is designed to help you better understand empathy and develop an activity for your students to understand it better as well!
Homar Tavangar,author,tell us, “Empathy is the most important back-to-school supply for teachers.” Can you imagine teaching without it? Not only is empathy important for teachers, students must learn empathy as well. This skill will help them develop and maintain solid relationships in their personal life and career.
Watch this amazing, heartfelt video created by students from Kalispell Middle School.
Then, using either a strategy for developing empathy from the text or aresource that supports the development of empathy, create a 30-minute, or longer, lesson for your students. Include enough information so a colleague could teach the lesson.
If you want to teach your students about empathy, address success skills or increase social and emotional learning in your class, course 5041 is the course for you!
Course 5041: Five Fabulous Skills for Your Students’ Lifelong Success
This inspiring course focuses on building the five fabulous skills needed for student success: empathy, integrity, self-control, embracing diversity, and grit! Teach students to reach beyond academics to increase the likelihood of positive outcomes in school and adult life.
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