Opinion ~ Empathy. PPE Portrait Project. Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis. Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens. How do children learn to care enough about others that they reap the personal rewards associated with giving?
When young people develop empathy, they not only thrive in school and life, but they also impact their communities in positive, often extraordinary ways. Individual and societal success depends on raising and educating children who care about others. But we have misled today's children to believe that success is achieved through test scores, material wealth, and personal gain. Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection. I'd like to offer up a video playlist to remind all of us about the power of empathy, kindness, and human connections.
It's always a good time to practice gratitude for the relationships that sustain us all -- for the people who have taught us in a school setting and beyond, and for the young ones we are able to nurture and inspire. I was also thinking about how many of us are living out the paradox of being ever more plugged in, and ever more aware of what's happening in our community via social media platforms, while at the same time, face-to-face interactions are less frequent than ever before. Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives. What is perspective?
What does it have to do with teaching, leadership, and learning? The Oxford English Dictionary defines perspective as: "A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. " Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Perspective. In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children.
These are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions better and increase empathy. Each blog features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS: H = Happiness A = Appreciation P = Passions and Strengths P = Perspective I = Inner Meanie/Inner Friend N = Ninja Mastery E = Empathy S = So Similar S = Share Your Gifts. Books That Teach Empathy (List) Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists Get age-appropriate ideas and inspiration for every interest: Poll.
Charlotte's Web (Age 7+) Where Does Compassion Really Come From? TV and Movies That Promote Empathy. Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids.
Get the App Get the App No thanks close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation. A Small Act. When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it.
She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later, she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity he starts a scholarship program of his own, which gives a new generation of Kenyan students the hope of affording an education. With clarity and grace, A Small Act, bears witness to the ripple effect one singular action can have. Secretary-General [Ban Ki-Moon] PRAISED [THE] FILM, for "highlighting the importance of giving all children an education in the fight against ignorance and bigotry. " La Source. In La Source (pronounced lah-soos), Haiti water does not come easily.
Each day, villagers of this small, rural community must choose between enduring a long, treacherous walk to retrieve clean water or drink contaminated water from a nearby river. For over 30 years, the villagers have attempted to address this problem by constructing a means of channeling the water from a natural spring in the mountains, but with limited funding and an unsupportive government their attempts to provide clean water were to no avail. Since he was a teenager, Josue Lajeunesse, along with his brother Chrismedonne have dreamt of remedying this problem for their people.
In 1989, Josue moved from La Source to New Jersey where he found employment as a custodian at Princeton University. First introduced to audiences in Director Patrick Shen’s critically-acclaimed and multiple awardwinning documentary, The Philosopher Kings, Josue Lajeunesse has inspired thousands through his story of selflessness and resilience. One Lucky Elephant. Ultimately, David must face the difficult truth that the circus is no place for Flora.
She needs to be with other elephants. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey that tests their bond in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant explores the consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart. American Promise. The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after the private institution boldly strengthened its commitment to cultivating a diverse student body.
Michèle and Joe decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of 5-year-old Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. The documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their 2012 high school graduation. Promises.
A beautiful and deeply moving portrait of seven Palestinian and Israeli children. Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated, PROMISES follows the journey of a filmmaker who meets these children in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. E.T. (Age 7+) Bully (Age 13+) Random Acts of Kindness (for educators) Habitat for Humanity (Age 8+) Half the Sky Movement (Age 13+) Games That Support Kindness and Compassion. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation. Empathy Apps, Games, and Websites. Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids.
Get the App Get the App. Global Awareness Apps, Games, and Websites. Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids. Get the App Get the App No thanks. Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites. No thanks close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Google Maps (10+) Google Maps is an excellent tool for active people who like to get around. The Code of Understanding (Age 18+)