Empathy is an interesting and important part of life.
Explaining it can be fun and funny to 8 and 9 year olds.
Just saying “Imagine yourself walking in someone’s else’s shoes.”
Puts a literal twist on the class discussion.
You hear…“I don’t get it.”
“‘Why do I want to walk in someone else’s shoes?”
“Am I in trouble?”
“It wasn’t my fault.”
The many shades of “ME” pop out.
By the end of the day…
Maybe, just maybe we start to understand empathy.
Now, if we could only apply it as necessary and as often as we do band-aids.
Will it stick?