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Peppy Pals apps and books is a playful way to teach kids about empathy, emotions, cooperation, problem-solving and friendship – also known as social and emotional intelligence. In this app, five quirky animal friends go on exciting adventures and learn about emotions and friendship!
If we wish to nurture tomorrow’s change-makers today, we must start with enhancing empathy in all children. Every child is born with the ability to empathize. When they are young, their circle of empathy starts small. As they grow, parents can help to increase empathy through three stages on a continuum: developing, practicing and expanding […]
Sit With Us was designed by a 16-year-old girl who was a victim of severe bullying. It was terrible having to eat lunch alone every day, so her goal was to create an app to make sure that no kids felt like they had nowhere to go. So, Sit With Us was created! Inviting others […]
Charles Darwin’s emphasis on the role of empathy is an often overlooked part of his teachings. In this short video, UC Berkley professor Dacher Keltner discusses the role of empathy in human evolution and how we can see the roots of that tendency toward empathy in the make up of our nervous systems.
This powerful video takes you on a virtual tour of the decimated city of Homs, Syria. War and refugees can sometimes feel so overwhelming that we feel hopeless, but we can help. Join Six Seconds’ Seeking Refuge initiative. It’s an opportunity to practice empathy, share with others in your community, and participate in the United […]
This video focuses on the importance of practicing empathy and teaching social emotional learning in schools. It can be used in coordination with the following reflection questions: Is empathy something that needs to be actively practiced? What are some of the positive results of practicing empathy? Think back to a situation in which someone you […]
A 2 min trailer about using optimism for social change, teaching young people in poverty to take ownership of the future. Great for Exercise Optimism — but also for Pursue Noble Goals. What skills do these young people need to “get on the map”? What would YOU need to teach these kids? 🙂 -J
From Korea’s Got Talent, this is a beautiful video about empathy and optimism — it speaks to resiliency and the greatness of human spirit. This young man grew up in abject poverty. He went on to win a scholarship to an arts school, and his singing is divine. Could be used to explore assumptions – […]
This is a remarkable scene of a military officer who is recovering from a traumatic facial injury, a girl, and her mom. It illustrates the power of KCG beautifully — look at the choices they each make… and the EQ resources required for each choice. NOTE: This is a commercial movie and normally we don’t […]