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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

 

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During the course of the summer, Edutopia bloggers have featured wonderful resources to help teachers and administrators as they prepare to go back to school. In an August 7 post, Blogger Homa Tavangar highlights what I also think is an essential back-to-school supply — empathy. Like Tavangar, I believe empathy cannot be purchased. Empathy is one of those intangibles that “you can’t fit in a backpack.” I also believe there are creative ways to introduce and reinforce empathy to school age children. While Ms. Tavangar suggests several resources to help teachers and schools build an “empathy” toolkit, I found the resources on startempathy.org really helpful. Check out Ms. Tavangar’s post here for more details. tlb

 

 

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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This entry was posted on August 27, 2014 by in character education, Uncategorized and tagged , .
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