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Help students cultivate empathy and kindness toward themselves and others with these fun, empowering affirmation activities from TeachKind!
With the power of mirror neurons in mind, encourage your students to have empathy for other people and animals.
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In some schools, elective course subjects extend beyond the standard art or foreign language classes. More and more schools are incorporating a wider range of electives or bonus classes to help diversify student skills and knowledge. Some schools refer to these as “exploratory classes,” and the subject matter often diverges from the typical K–12 academic… Read more »
As mental-health and law-enforcement experts well know, people who demonstrate a blatant lack of empathy by committing violent acts toward animals often go on to harm humans as well.
Check out these great ways to incorporate compassion for animals into your guidance counseling practices.
Childhood violence often goes unexamined—until it’s directed at humans.
Save lives with your lessons: Humane education can reach students before they hurt a human or an animal.
Share the World is perfect for teaching elementary school students the Golden Rule and the importance of compassion and empathy. Order a kit for free!
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind