Today was a blast! Nancy Lim, Pam Kooh, and I presented at the New Teacher Center Symposium in San Francisco.
Three Changemaker schools, including McAuliffe, teamed up with Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence to present on the importance and power of fostering empathy in children through learning opportunities and by creating environments that support children and adults growing and learning together.
We focused the conversation through the lens of Ashoka’s Empathy Roadmap and provided a theoretical basis for teaching empathy, samples of school programs, practical applications to support the teaching and learning of empathy in schools, and wrapped it up with a question, reflection, and next steps component.
One video that I shared featured Brené Brown on Empathy. This is an abridged version of her TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability” and it focuses on the differences between Empathy and Sympathy.The entire video is worth watching but if you are pressed for time, we began at :52 .
If you’re curious about Changemaker Schools, teaching Empathy, or the Roadmap, I’ve included a few links below:
Start Empathy Roadmap begins on pg 5 of this toolkit.( http://startempathy.org/sites/default/files/attachments/StartEmpathy_Toolkit_Final-web_0.pdf )
Yale University’s Ruler and Teaching Emotional Intelligence: