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How Can We Teach Our DIS Students Empathy?

We all want our children to be more caring and empathetic. They will make the world around us a better place. Can we teach Empathy at school? Yes, we can. In Denmark, schools have been teaching Empathy to students ages 6-16 one hour a day since 1993, Chances are that is why Denmark has been rated in the Top 3 Happiest Countries in the World for the past seven years according to the “United Nations World Happiness Report.”

Denmark believes that teaching Empathy will help children build relationships, prevent bullying, and succeed at school. What are two simple ways to teach Empathy daily to students?