Empathy In Action: One Teacher’s Story, Techniques and Tips

How project-based learning and a student-centered environment promotes plenty of opportunities for applying empathy

Creative Collaboration. When students work together on projects, they practice problem solving and critical-thinking. A recent study of economics prompted Leah’s class to decide that they wanted to open and run a school snack shop. So they needed to advertise! Students worked in groups of six to create advertising campaigns.

“The necessity of having to include everyone’s ideas in creating a unified vision for their campaigns was a great opportunity for practicing empathy,”

Leah observed. Ensuring that everyone’s ideas were incorporated was no small task, but it worked. Brilliantly!

By Eleanor Bedford