Why Empathy is as Important as Reading & Math

“Transformative education must begin with a fresh look at the societal landscape our children and youth are stepping into. A historical shift has radically changed the complexion and complexity of the world our children must learn to command. While most of us still see the world as it was when we entered (allowing for some expected evolutionary change), it is really quite dissimilar to the one our young people will soon navigate as adults. In fact, the two are in many ways polar opposites, each requiring a very different skill set and outlook. Rising generations must be equipped with an entirely new learning framework for life success and contribution that is aligned with the transformed strategic environment that awaits.” Read the whole post from Ashoka.

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Lessons in Kindness: A Vermont Nonprofit Helps Kids Learn Empathy

“With Changing Perspectives, which is funded primarily through grants and smaller financial contributions from participating schools, timing is important: It’s “proactive, or preventative,” meaning it teaches kids to be empathetic before social isolation or bullying becomes a problem. The program gives kids time, and a safe space, to learn and talk openly about differences that are visible, like visual impairment and physical disabilities, and invisible ones, like learning disabilities and social-emotional challenges.” Read the full article about Changing Perspectives from Kids VT News.

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