How might we provide children the agency to practice empathy?

Many educators enter the profession with a sense of altruism. When talented, student-centered educators are given the support they deserve, empathy-based learning opportunities naturally emerge.

Can Empathy Be Taught?

Maybe teaching empathy directly is not our job. Perhaps our job is to provide the fertile ground, to nurture the seeds that are already there. We create experiences and opportunities for empathy to not only be cultivated but to become actionable….

If we want to actualize empathy — to make feelings tangible — then we must move away from cells and bells toward a place where agency matters.

Chad Ratliff