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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, Learning Theories & Strategies, School Safety
Tags: cooperation, empathy, school safety, social skills

Reviews (36)

Full Member
Helpful information
Full Member
Helpful, especially for younger students.
Full Member
Very helpfull.
Full Member
teaching empathy is certainly not as easy as people think. I really appreciated the ideas she presented so I can try to be more effective in my classroom.
Basic Member
Great information!
Full Member
Great strategies for implementing empathy effectively! Thank you!
Full Member
Very helpful. Thanks!
Full Member
Very good and concise.
Basic Member
Excellent webinar! She provides great information and reminders of the importance of emotional readiness of children as well as ideas to build upon their understanding of emotions and empathy.
Full Member
Awesome webinar. So important to remember if our students are not emotionally ready they are not academically ready to learn.
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