How We Can Help Kids Learn Empathy in an Age of Divisiveness

Following a contentious debate over our new Secretary of Education, it is crucial to keep empathy in mind when we engage with one another.

We may not use the word “empathy” with our kindergarteners at Beacon Elementary School, the preK-3 school in the Detroit area where I’ve taught for 32 years, but we still try to teach it, by encouraging them to think of how their actions impact others.

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