empathy - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Parents Cultivating Empathy

Empathy has been described as being at the heart of what it means to be human. It is the capacity to imagine what another person is feeling without feeling it yourself as well as the capacity to reflect the feeling of the other person back to him or her. Empathy is an important life skill. […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Argumentative Writing That Listens

We can teach students to write and debate with nuance and empathy to achieve productive civil discourse. An important topic when the media around them shares few examples. Erica Beaton, an experienced English and Social Studies teacher, shares the highlights of her findings as she implemented a listening process into students’ argumentative essay assignments. Strategies […]

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Podcast for Parents: Developing Empathy – An Important Success Skill (Part 18)

Empathy is a valuable skill that enables better learning and teaching. It is especially important during this time of the pandemic. Listen as Steve discusses how to develop empathy with Author Tom Hoerr. Find Tom’s books here. Get in touch with Tom: trhoerr@newcityschool.org Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Empathy to the Complaining

This week I had a couple of phone calls and requests for “How do I respond when…” that lead me to put in this reminder for coaches, principals, and facilitators to use empathy statements. Often when teachers are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or worried, their responses sound challenging and the coach or leader feels personally attacked. […]

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