empathy

January 4, 2018

Empathy isn’t just a quality – it’s a skill that can be learned. Here’s an activity to help students practice their empathy skills.

April 18, 2017

Once your students have identified their personal anger triggers, have them share those triggers with each other. This can foster empathy, increase students' awareness of themselves and others, and reduce conflicts.

March 27, 2017

  Students hear and discuss the words of a group of trans teens, see a video of them speaking to their future selves, and consider what obstacles transgender teens face.   

December 5, 2016

Through small-group activities, students learn about and discuss acts of solidarity and mutual support in the wake of the presidential election.  

November 18, 2016

In this activity students think about ways to be kind, and create a wall or bulletin board of art and writing to remind each other of the power of kindness and how everyday actions can make a difference in the world.   

November 18, 2016

This activity aims to help students create a classroom and school community that is safe, welcoming and supportive, despite some turmoil in the outside world.   

July 8, 2016

Here are some basic questions to help students share thoughts and feelings about an upsetting event, and additional guidance.

November 2, 2013

Parent and TM contributor Jinnie Spiegler argues that literature should stay at the center of the ELA curriculum.

November 19, 2012

The holidays are not always a joyful occasion, especially for those facing hardship or stress. In this activity, students share their feelings about the upcoming holidays and consider how they might provide some encouragement for those who are struggling.       

February 14, 2012

Students define the terms "prejudice" "stereotype" and "discrimination," read an an article about a group of vets who took a stand against discrimination, and consider the role of an ally both in the article and at school.