7 ways to teach perspective taking and stretch students’ empathy muscles

7 ways to teach perspective taking and stretch students’ empathy muscles

When children can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate the other’s behavior or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, speak up for those who are victimized, and act in ways that are more helpful, comforting, and supportive of others.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School MVP program, 2018 Iowa Character Award recipient

Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School MVP program, 2018 Iowa Character Award recipient

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School MVP program is student-led organization dedicated to initiating conversations about tough subjects concerning students inside and outside the classroom. Students courageously and respectively engage their peers in conversations concerning bullying, harmful social media practices, harassment, unhealthy societal norms, the responsibilities of