Teaching empathy has become a “have to” in schools across the United States. We realize this and have created a resource that will help you teach empathy in an engaging and educational way.
The goal of this unit is to develop your empathy sills. Empathy is a key ingredient in developing positive behaviors and interpersonal problem-solving skills. If you understand emotions, you may be less aggressive, more accepted by your peers, and better able to use general social skills.
Our empathy resource will keep your students engaged. Students will learn how to respect and show empathy for their classmates and other people. Students will use a booklet which contains seven lesson concepts. Those concepts are: Empathy, Emotional Support, Cause & Effect, Predicting Feelings, Fairness, Active Listening, and Accepting Differences. The booklet is easy to print and assemble. It makes for a great handout for students to keep throughout the year.
We also will include our toothpaste activity. It is guaranteed to make a difference in how students treat each other in your classroom. We don’t want to give too much away here. We will tell you that this activity involves squeezing out a tube of toothpaste! Your students will love this lesson. Then you will hit them with the main message of the activity.
Let’s help our students understand how important empathy is in today’s schools. Download it by clicking here.
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