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Empathy Development

The importance of teaching empathy to preschoolers

Even very young children can learn empathy, and their lives, and the lives of their families and peers, will be better for it. In “The importance of teaching empathy to preschoolers, why all parents and teachers should do it”, Alexa Erickson cites studies and examples. “The sooner we understand what empathy means, and the importance […]

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How Finland stops bullying

Check out this inspiring article about what Finland is doing to address their bullying problem: Finland is really good at stopping bullying. Here’s how they’re doing it. One of the most interesting aspects is how the program focuses on teaching bystanders what to do if they see bullying. Teachers are not always around, so they […]

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The power of empathy in the elementary classroom

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 […]