Teaching The New Literacy: Why Empathy Is As Important As Reading And Math

Something transformative is happening in our schools. Changemaking and empathy are fast taking their places alongside reading and math as core competencies students need for success in life. Unless you’re off the grid, you saw evidence Friday evening.

Think It Up, a celebrity-studded production, was broadcast across four major national television networks to raise money for our schools. Along with initiatives dedicated to improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, it highlighted the work of Start Empathy, which prioritizes changemaking and empathy skills in school curricula and culture.

This is a fast-growing movement, with an emerging Changemaker Schools network in the United States and worldwide. Tucson’s Changemaker High School was featured in the broadcast.

By Henry De Sio 09/12/15 8:17 PM