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EMPATHY

RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy What is Empathy? What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

 

Sesame Street: Mark Ruffalo: Empathy K-2 (2.30m)

Ramsey McNabb on knowing how other people feel.

 

The Paradox of Empathy Great discussion starter for Stage 3

Tragically, Hector’s father is involved in a car accident and dies. Hector is devastated. An acquaintance, Anita, tells him that she knows just how he feels. Angered at her presumption, he responds, “No, you don’t know how I feel!” After all, how could she know how he feels? She doesn’t know what he is going through, what he is thinking and how he is feeling. No one can know how anyone else feels.

 

GREAT RESOURCE Using Children's Books to teach Philosophy

Ready to try your hand at having a philosophical discussion with children? To help you out, we’ve assembled all the materials you’ll need to do so, except the books.

 

CENTRE FOR PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN

Classroom Activities This site also has lesson plans and resources one of my favourites is Plato’s Ring of Gyges

 

SPEAKING & LISTENING

How to speak so that people want to listen - Julian Treasure

 

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

 

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