Four Essentials to Move Students from Apathy to Empathy 

Four Ingredients that Move Students from Apathy to Empathy:

1. Margin..
A number of neuro-scientific experiments have been conducted, where brains were scanned to study how empathy emerges. Neuroscientists, like Dr. Thomas Lewis of UCSF, remind us that empathy is taken from two roots:

Em – to be within
Pathos – to feel or suffer with

2. Exposure…3. Hardship…4. Models…



How can you model more clearly the virtue of empathy each day?

How can you find time to tell stories of those who’ve embodied empathy?


Tim Elmore