Lesson Plan

Showing Empathy

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A short social-emotional learning lesson teaches high schoolers how to show empathy toward others. After completing a short survey that has them assess their understanding of empathy, the class learns specific behaviors they can model to show empathy toward others.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson in October during National Bullying Prevention Month or at the beginning of the year to establish class behavior norms
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies, one per participant, of the "Are You Empathetic?" handout
Pros
  • Provides specific examples 
Cons
  • None