Sowing Empathy and Justice in Schools Through Restorative Practices | NEA Today

The biggest thing we do is create empathy, and the way you get empathy is by talking about how you feel and by listening to how others feel,”

says Danna. “I tell them that you have to understand each other’s perspectives.

It doesn’t mean you have to be friends. But you do have to figure out how to get through your day together. It’s a very assertive way of teaching them to take care of themselves.”

By Mary Ellen Flannery