2.0 hours

We have to understand empathy in order to help children develop it. This workshop will explore what empathy is, the types of empathy, how it is different from sympathy, roadblocks to empathy, and some classroom strategies to promote empathy.

The Quest for Empathy


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In order to help children develop empathy, we first have to truly understand it ourselves. This workshop will take a deep dive into empathy and will explore the following questions: What is empathy? What are the different types of empathy? How does it differ from sympathy? Why are boundaries important? What are the roadblocks that get in the way of empathy? What are some strategies to help develop empathy in children? Understanding the answers to these questions forms the foundation to being truly empathic yourself, which is a prerequisite for being able to teach empathy to children in the classroom.

In this course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Defining Empathy
  • Types of Empathy
  • The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy
  • The Importance of Boundaries
  • Roadblocks to Empathy
  • Strategies for Classrooms

Additional information

Approved in the following states:

HI, IN, KY, NC, MI, MN, and OH.