Teaching Kids Empathy, Changing Lives
“As a school, we’ve done a lot of work with human rights,” said Michael McDermott, the middle school principal. “But you can’t have kids saving Darfur and isolating a peer in the lunchroom. It all has to go together.”
Scarsdale Middle School has the right idea. They’ve launched a tremendous campaign to change their school culture by explicitly teaching students about empathy. This is a fantastic idea and central to combating the bullying epidemic. Direct, relevant information about exuding empathy towards others and examples of empathy in action are examples of the types of content PlumbBrain will provide kids everywhere. Kudos to the Scarsdale crew for starting the conversation about empathy at their school!
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