Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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Read the latest from Making Caring Common! You’re in the right place for our media coverage, general updates, and press releases. Our work spans a range of topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review what’s new below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.

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July 2019: Ethics and college admissions, tips for teaching empathy, MCC in the news

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In the News

Read our latest college admissions coverage, including our research on assessments of ethical character in college admissions. Plus more on emotional and ethical development in younger children.

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For Educators: 3 Tips for Teaching Empathy and Why It Matters

Try these 3 tips from our team:

1. Clearly explain that empathy means understanding and caring about another person's feelings and taking action to help. Explain how it improves the classroom and school community.

2. Stress the importance of noticing and having empathy for people beyond immediate friends and family, including those who are different or who are too often invisible.

3. Give examples of how to act on empathy, such as helping, showing kindness, or even simply listening.

Find the full resource on the Making Caring Common website.


For Families: 2 Ways to Help Expand Children's Circle of Concern

Try these 2 tips from our team:

1. Zoom in and out. Help children learn to "zoom in," tuning in carefully to others, and “zoom out,” taking in multiple perspectives. Try this:

  • Use stories from the news or popular media to start conversations with children about other people’s hardships and challenges

  • Talk about the different experiences of children in another country or community

2. Understand those who are different or struggling. Emphasize with your child the importance of really listening to others, especially those people who may seem unfamiliar or those they don’t immediately understand. Try this:

  • Encourage children to consider the feelings of those who may be vulnerable, such as a child experiencing some family trouble or a child who has fewer friends

  • Give children some simple ideas for taking action, like comforting or standing up for a classmate who was teased

Access the full resource on the Making Caring Common website.


Join us for the 6th Annual Character Day!

Join us for the sixth annual Character Day September 27-28, 2019!

Character Day is an annual global event that brings together millions of people in schools, companies, homes—anywhere people already gather—to engage in character development (empathy, grit, gratitude, social responsibility, leadership). Science proves these capacities lead not only to stronger school and career performance, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world.

This year’s Character Day will focus on the big questions percolating around our tech-driven, always-online world, by asking: What is the relationship between character and technology use? How and when does technology enhance our character? How and when does turning off technology enhance our character? Character Day this year will be two days. The resources are available year-round.

Join us and sign up (your school, company, organization, etc) today!


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