Author: Suzanna E. Henshon Ph.D.
Product Code: 9053
ISBN: 9781618219053
Pages: 168
Availability: In stock.


As classrooms become more diverse, it is increasingly important that students learn how to empathize with others who may come from very different backgrounds. Teaching Empathy:

  • Guides teachers to create and maintain classrooms in which students are sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Shows teachers how to create an environment of empathy and understanding for 21st-century students.
  • Uses relevant research and ideas for classroom activities.
  • Offers advice for working with diverse students.
  • Discusses cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy, as well as emotional intelligence.
  • Considers the long-term global impact of cultivating empathy in students.


With its focus on creating positive change in students and classrooms, Teaching Empathy is the perfect resource to nurture perceptive, caring, diverse, and globally minded students.


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by Emily W Vallier
on 9/30/2019
from FL
Perfect Resource for Integrating Empathy and Emotional Intelligence into the Classroom (and Home)
Emotional intelligence and empathy are critically important skills in a society where kindness and civil discourse are in increasingly short supply. Many who recognize this need struggle to integrate associated lessons into an already packed curriculum. This book, Teaching Empathy, is just what teachers (and parents) need to help children develop empathy as a skill as important as math or spelling. 

Written to appeal to a broad audience of educators and practitioners, Dr. Henshon draws on her extensive experience and presents solid research in each digestible chapter. She makes sound suggestions for exercises both planned and [prepared for the] unexpected, and includes discussion questions for both adults and children. 

Adopt this book to teach educators, select it for a book club, or read it on your own. 
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