Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens

Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society…

Empathy is systemically related to all of the abilities on the compass, particularly to self-awareness at “true south.” Research suggests that the more children become aware of themselves, the better they become at understanding others.

Volumes have been written about how to teach empathy,…

  1. Cultivate curiosity about strangers
  2. Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities
  3. Gain direct experience of other people’s lives
  4. Listen and open themselves to others
  5. Inspire mass action and social change
  6. Develop an ambitious imagination