Using evidence-based instruction to build empathy

02/6/2014 | Edutopia.org

It is possible to help students develop empathy while also maintaining a focus on core academics, offers Joe Hirsch, an educator of Akiba Academy of Dallas. In this blog post, he suggests schools help build empathy by relying on evidence-based instructional practices, such as cooperative learning, in which students work together; the jigsaw classroom, in which different students receive different lesson content based on their individual needs; and educational empathy, in which students learn by doing.

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