Empathy in the Classroom: More Important Than Ever

Empathy is a powerful skill that allows you to see and appreciate another person’s perspectives – essentially helping you understand what it’s like to be in their position. Now more than ever, empathy is extremely important as issues of race and acceptance of other cultures are in the national conversation and often impacting students in the classroom.

“This isn’t just a nice thing to do; it’s an essential, active skill,” claims Homa Tavangar, writing for Edutopia.com. “It’s foundational to embracing differences, building relationships, gaining a global perspective, conducting richer and deeper analysis, and communicating more effectively.”

The science behind empathy

 

By Thomas Davis