Update: April 2019
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For Educators: A Curriculum for Expanding Empathy & Compassion to 'Others'
Caring and compassion are vital, teachable skills with the power to promote tolerance and inclusiveness in our schools, communities, and neighborhoods. This simple set of lessons for elementary school students has been designed by Making Caring Common and Doing Good Together to inspire and empower children to be ambassadors for good beyond their close social groups. Try them at your school today.
In the News
Our new report on college admissions received extensive media coverage this past month:
ABC News: Start Here
Good Morning America: Report calls for parents to emphasize character during college admissions process
Inside Higher Ed: A Call for Parents to Behave
The Chronicle of High Education: We Asked 20 Elite-College Admissions Deans About the Bribery Scandal. Here’s What They Said.
The New York Times: The Moral Wages of the College Admissions Mania
The Washington Post: The college-admissions scandal rattled rich parents. But will it change them?
U.S. News & World Report: What to Look For When Hiring a College Consultant
Usable Knowledge: Reducing Achievement-Related Stress
Tip for Families: Empathize with your child and model empathy for others
Children learn empathy both from watching us and from experiencing our empathy for them. When we empathize with our children they develop trusting, secure attachments with us. Those attachments are key to their wanting to adopt our values and to model our behavior, and therefore to building their empathy for others.
Read more tips for cultivating empathy on our website.