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Friday, February 7, 2014

As technology brings us all closer together on our shrinking gloce, here is a suggestion for teaching empathy in the classroom. Enjoy, Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Using evidence-based instruction to build empathy
It is possible to help students develop empathy while also maintaining a focus on core academics, offers Joe Hirsch, an educator of Akiba Academy of Dallas. In this blog post, he suggests schools help build empathy by relying on evidence-based instructional practices, such as cooperative learning, in which students work together; the jigsaw classroom, in which different students receive different lesson content based on their individual needs; and educational empathy, in which students learn by doing. Hirsch's blog (2/6)Bookmark and Share

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