Fostering Empathy

  • School Year: 2016-2017
  • Applicants: Christine Mori, Lead TeacherAmy Fisher, Josh Ranaudo, Cathy Fagan, Kimberly Benton
  • School: Wolcott
  • Subjects: Other ~ Social and Emotional Education

This grant funds the purchase of books about empathy to support a school-wide program to foster empathy at xxx Elementary School. The books will be housed in a dedicated section of the library open to all students and teachers. All children are naturally empathetic, however, the best way to encourage students to be empathetic in a school environment is for teachers to provide opportunities to practice. This emotional learning and practice will be taught through picture books provided by the grant and fostered by lessons aligned with the messages in individual books. The books and lessons derived from the stories can be used to instruct students through behavioral issues during the year. This program directly connects literacy to the whole school Positive Behavior Intervention System and will directly impact the success of xxx students in the future.

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