Developing Empathy in Every Learner

Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. -- American Indian Proverb.

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away--and barefoot. -- Sarah Jackson


This session discusses concrete ways of helping students look at situations through the eyes of those who are different from us, a critical skill for global relations and success in today's world.

Slide presentation

Empathy Workshop HyperDoc


Resources:

7 myths about empathy, Blue Skunk blog, November 4, 2013

Building Capacity for Empathy, Head for the Edge, Library Media Connection, January 2009

Machines Are the Easy Part; People Are the Hard Part. Blue Skunk Press, 2007. (Free download from Lulu.)

Right Brain Skills and the Media Center: A Whole New Mind(set), KQWeb March/April 2007


Aberman, Morality, Capitalism and Empathy. Huffington Post Tech, November 3, 2013.

Borba, Michele. NIne Competencies for Teaching Empathy. Educational Leadership, October 2018.

Costa, "Listening with Understanding and Empathy," Describing the Habits of Mind

de Waal, Frans The Evolution of Empathy, Greater Good, September 1, 2005.

Flat Connections website (check link)

Goleman, Daniel. Rich People Just Care Less. NYT Opinion Pages, Oct 5, 2013.

Henry, Allan. This Video Explains the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy. Lifehacker, December 23, 2013.

ISTE NET-S "2c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures"

Martinuzzi, Bruna. Empathy and Leadership, Mindtools, nd.

Mich, Haley "Socially Awkward? Hit the Books" Globe and Mail, July 10, 2008.

Miller, Bart. Unity Unit.

Mindshift. Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons. February 8, 2017.

Moran, Marcia. Empathy: Leadership Strength or Weakness? Modern DC Business, March 20, 2013

One Globe Kids (app)

Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. and Michael W. Smith Don't Underestimate the Power of Pleasure Reading. Education Week, January 22, 2014.

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