Am I able to get a copy of your article on line? What is challenging me a the present is that it is probably the more empathic teachers who are more likely to teach empathy either directly or indirectly to students. But what about those teachers whose own empathic growth was damaged by their childhood experiences? How do we connect with them in an effective way? I am reading about empathy education for children but there doesn't really seem to be that much for adults. If you know of any other resources I would appreciate your help.
Welcome Glenda, Nice to connect with you again here! If you would like to share information and a website link about the Roots of Empathy on this site I'm sure the members would be fascinated. You could start a discussion topic about it or add a blog entry which we could feature. I would be most interested to read any thoughts about empathy and your experience with teaching the "Roots of Empathy" that you might like to share here - or to link us to on other sites.
Hi Glenda, Welcome aboard. I am very aware of the Roots of Empathy programme and love its great work. I am currently working on a project called the Empathic Classroom that has arisen out of Robin Grille's book and my own experiences as an early childhood educator. I will open a forum on this topic when I get some ideas out of my head and on to paper. I look forward to your contributions in the future.