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Encouraging Empathy: Do's and Don'ts for Teaching Cooperation and Care

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Social skills are often assumed by many adults as something that children innately possess. However, empathy and compassion for fellow students is something that takes careful development and management in the classroom. Join Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser as she defines and distinguishes between the critical components of cooperation and care: emotional literacy, empathy, and perspective taking. She will provide a brief overview of the milestones in the development of empathy and a sense of self will. In addition, Leigh Anne will discuss some basic, but effective practices that can successfully develop empathy among the students in your classroom. She will also share some common phrases to avoid, since they can inhibit or confuse children's empathetic responses.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Citizenship
Last aired on: Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Diversity & SEL, Learning Theories & Strategies, School Safety
Tags: cooperation, empathy, school safety, social skills

Reviews (46)

Nice work
Great presentation on emotional readiness and empathy.
Amazing information love the idea of posting "not everyone has to be your friend" "not everyone has to like everyone"
Full Member
Great resources listed.
Basic Member
This topic has always been so interesting to me. I loved your presentation; thank you!
I am going to watch this one again...valuable information about developing social skills!
Wonderful information...I took lot of notes!
Full Member
This webinar is full of good & helpful information.
Basic Member
I took many notes from this webinar. I like the emphasis on the student taking responsibility without being shamed. Thank you!
Full Member
Good information.
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