[Empathic Design] The power of authenticity in teaching empathy

It’s not easy to be authentic in front of a classroom or crowd, but it can be essential to creating lasting impact in teaching — especially when teaching about empathy work.

Empathy is an essential skill to connect with the people and world around you.

 It is also so much more than even compassion- to be truly empathetic one has to feel how it might be to be in another’s place. So how can we teach this skill, and how can we simplify it enough to teach bit effectively to children?

The most effective way to teach it is experientially- and the most fun way is through the arts.