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Principals for kindness: How to instill empathy in the classroom

Education Dive – Gabriella Rowe

“Do we ask our students to say “please” and “thank you” to be polite, or to demonstrate respect for others? Do we tell them to wait for their turn to speak so they learn self-control or to teach them to be good and active listeners? While the action on the part of the child is the same in both instances, the embedded lessons are different. The first is manners-focused: Am I showing my best self to the world? The second is focusing on others: Am I thinking about the needs of others?.”(more)

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