empathy

November 7, 2011

An experienced classroom teacher offers two 10-minute activities she has found useful in building community in her classroom, particularly at the start of the school year.

July 23, 2011

Students explore anger using similes.

July 23, 2011

Students examine how feelings are expressed in a poem, and then use metaphor to write about their own feelings.

December 15, 2010

This usually happy season may also bring up negative feelings for some students--perhaps because of family tensions or divisions, health problems or financial stress. It's important to take this into consideration as we talk about the holidays in the classroom. This classroom activity is aimed at...

November 10, 2003

This fun activity can help open up communication with and among students about their feelings. It also helps build students' vocabulary and their confidence in using their full vocabulary range.