With the help of a network of inspiring educators, Start Empathy has created a toolkit of fun games and simple activities that you can use to practice empathy with your students. The Start Empathy Toolkit is the product of interviews with more than 60 educators and leading social entrepreneurs about what it would take to create a classroom where students’ social and emotional needs are met and how to cultivate the kinds of skills that are critical for success in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world. The toolkit contains tips and tools, lessonplans and examples, and insights that can help inform everything from designing the classroom to conducting daily interactions with students and colleagues. Some activities can be done in as little as two minutes, while others can take the form of months-long class projects, applied to a range of subjects. Others simply offer a strategy that can be adapted to existing lesson plans, and tips that are proven to improve teacher and student performance alike.
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