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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Bob Sornson

 

 Bob Sornson and Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

 

 Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the father of four children. He has been a classroom teacher and school administrator for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. His implementation of programs and strategies for early learning success in the Northville Public Schools has served as a model for districts around the country.

 

 
   

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Carla  Hannaford - smart  moves

 

empathy in the classroom -

 

how to build a culture of empathy and raspiest in the schools.

 

 

Bob Sornson

He has been a classroom teacher and school administrator for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation.

 

Website is
http://
EarlyLearningFoundation.com

The Early Learning Foundation offers training and materials to support the development of important skills and behaviors in the early years.

 

Author of  many books

 

Do training or consultation, books and materials,

 


Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy
"When Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea that knowing the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how theyre feeling? Standing in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them.

Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Empathy leads to the social skills and personal relationships which make our lives rich and beautiful, and it is something we can help our children learn. This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel. Were hoping that many parents read it along with their children.
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Teaching Empathy
"Just before the holidays I finished the illustrations for a children's book about empathy. Even while the project was in process, I found the book to be a great teaching tool with the boys. Who couldn't use some help in the area of putting yourself in someone else's shoes?"

 

Here are some questions we can explore during the interview.
 

(   )  How can we build a culture of empathy?
i.e. raise the level of empathy in society?


 

Value?
What's your most important personal value?

How did you develop it?

Do you have a story of when you learned an insight into it?


Defining empathy

(   ) What is your metaphor of what empathy is like? Explain?
(   ) What is a physical metaphor. (make a body movement)

(   ) What does that feel like in your body?
 

 

(   ) What is your metaphor of what the opposite of empathy is like? Explain?

(   ) What does that feel like in your body?
 

 

(   ) What would a culture of empathy look like?

(   ) What's the metaphor for  a culture of empathy?


 

Empathy Story

(   ) "When did you first discover the power of empathy?"

(   ) Create a dialog between the two.


 

(   )  How can we build a culture of empathy?

 

 

(   ) What are the obstacles to deepening empathy?



(   ) How to overcome the obstacle?


(   )  Are there questions that you would like me to ask you