Building Empathy Creating Community

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Learners thrive in a classroom where they are part of a strong community. Foster a collaborative atmosphere in your classroom with a series of activities focused on conflict resolution, communication, empathy, and defense against bullying.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in an after school club or organization
  • Helpful for individuals in a peer counseling group
  • Bring to a special education class for those having a hard time communicating with their peers, or expressing their emotions
Classroom Considerations

  • Some activities may evoke strong reactions and feelings; be sure that an adult can moderate discussions and faciliate listening
Pros

  • Promotes strong social skills and development among middle schoolers
  • Helpful for pupils of all reading, socioeconomic, grade, and behavior levels
Cons

  • None
Common Core