What is Empathy?
At our school, we are focusing on one particular virtue each month. A virtue is a type of morally good behaviour or character.
The virtue this month is EMPATHY. So, what is empathy? What does it mean to be empathetic?
Today, we read a book introducing this word and what it looks like. Students learned what it means to put ourselves in someone’s shoes. We shared examples of how we have shown empathy for others in our own lives. We had lots to talk about!
If you’re still not sure what empathy is, take a look at this short video made by 8th graders from Kalispell Middle School in Montana, U.S.A.