This activity aims to cultivate students' empathy for those who face bias or discrimination stemming from the coronavirus by inviting them to reflect on the words of those affected.
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.
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.
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.
Through small-group activities, students learn about and discuss acts of solidarity and mutual support in the wake of the presidential election.
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.
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.
Here are some basic questions to help students share thoughts and feelings about an upsetting event, and additional guidance.
Parent and TM contributor Jinnie Spiegler argues that literature should stay at the center of the ELA curriculum.
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.