Sustaining Changemaking Education: To better cultivate empathy in students, adults must first do it within themselves.

So how do schools sustain changemaking education?

Changemaker skills, including empathy teamwork, and leadership, must breathe through the entire organization. 

The skills we want to build in students are the skills adults must cultivate within themselves.  We can use the Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools as a guide for our own development.  Step 1 from the Toolkit includes creating a safe space, developing emotional competency and leading by example.  Let’s look at how we can use these tools in terms of adult relationships at school. 

By Carrie Lee Ferguson