Empathy can be viewed as a means of learning and development for students.
Empathy can be a difficult concept to teach children. First off, there's the subtle difference between empathy and sympathy, which can be difficult to explain even to adults. And then there's the elusive dictionary definition: "the ability to understand and share the feelings of others." "
The question that arises is: How can we really understand how someone else is feeling? Are some people born with this innate ability, or is it an ability that can be learned and acquired? Personally, I believe that while people are born with different levels of empathy, this is also an important skill that can be taught in the classroom. Here are some practical ways the teacher can teach empathy in the classroom. Read more
source: Teach well