Purpose: This activity will build empathy and compassion by encouraging students to notice good qualities in others, and reinforcing that kindness so that their peers feel valued.
Empathy skills are a necessary component in conflict resolution and in maintaining positive friendships. Putting oneself “in another’s shoes” can often provide a new and more compassionate perspective. “When we teach compassionate listening to students, we foster belonging, inclusion, and learning in the classroom” (https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_listen_with_compassion_in_the_classroom).
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