The kids in this 1st grade teacher’s class prove that empathy can be cultivated from an early age. This article describes how the kids “came to their own realization that their actions impacted others and that this issue caused extra work for the school custodian. In essence, they defined the problem for themselves.
“Then, Julie’s students recognized that they needed to DO something about it. More than just fixing their own actions, they recognized the need to educate their peers…”
Read the full article, “Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom: the Power of Empathy”