Planting the Seeds of Empathy
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe – Homer
Putting ourselves inside the shoes of another – as the old saying goes – has never been more relevant – This, according to an article written by Forbes contributor Georges Anders, who makes the observation that the number one job skill that will be in highest demand for much of the workforce in 2020 is empathy.
Empathy is the ability to identify with and understand the feelings, experiences and motives of others. Empathy enriches relationships and builds trust among individuals. It is a vital tool in building a community of caring, collaborative, creative citizens who are active, contributing members to the global world we live in.
Can WE Teach Empathy?
For as long as teaching existed, teachers have always shown empathy towards their students. They know that…
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