As classrooms become more diverse, it is increasingly important that students learn how to empathise with others who may come from very different backgrounds. Teaching Empathy guides teachers as they seek to create and maintain classrooms in which students are sensitive to the needs of others.
Using relevant research and ideas for classroom activities, each chapter shows teachers how to create an environment of empathy and understanding for 21st-century students. Topics discussed include cognitive, emotional and compassionate empathy; emotional intelligence; working with students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds; and the long-term global impact of cultivating empathy in students.
With its focus on creating positive change in students and classrooms, Teaching Empathy is the perfect resource to nurture perceptive, caring, diverse and globally-minded students.