StartEmpathy: Empathy Matters Journal Series: One principal shares about how she tries to cultivate empathy

One principal shares about how she tries to cultivate empathy within her students, teachers, staff, and administration.

 

This journal is dedicated to the idea that in order for schools to be places that foster empathy in its students, the teachers, staff, and administration need to be actively and collaboratively cultivating an empathic work environment. Therefore, in my journal entries I will focus on how I, as a school leader, actively seek to create a working environment in which empathy is encouraged and extended among the staff. I will examine how my role as a school leader presents me with unique challenges and opportunities for creativity, reflection, relationship building, and conflict resolution.

 

By Michelle Hughes