Empathy from 8th Grade Students
The 6 Habits of Empathetic People
Roman Krznaric clearly explains what people can do to increase their empathy in 6 different ways. Though on the longer side (15:00), this video is practical, and full of interesting examples of empathetic people. Watch, then discuss what stood out to your students. The video starts a bit slow, so begin at 4:15 to avoid eye drooping :)
Watch a longer version for Extended HC here.
In life, it usually seems easier to judge people based on what you know about them... but consider this- you may not know everything.
Really- people are going through struggles that we are usually unaware of, and showing care to people is an important part of respect. This video shows why that care is so important. (8 mins)
1. What kind of attitude did the boy have at the start of the video?
2. How did his actions change as he saw what other people were going through?
3. Do you think he would have changed without the glasses?
4. How can you change, even if you don't have a pair or perspectacles?
When you take the time to look for ways to empathize with other people, chain reactions occur that influence way more people than you realize...