Developing Empathy | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice

When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.



empathy [em-puh-thee]
(noun) the understanding of or the ability to identify with another person’s feelings or experiences