Category Archive: empathy

Honoring Student Voice: Teaching Writing With a Social Justice Lens


“Did he read it yet?”  Anxiously, I stared into my mother’s eyes as she stepped inside the house, closing the front door behind her.  After a day of teaching elementary school, my mom… Continue reading

Three Ways to Teach Empathy Inside Writing Workshop


This video, narrated by Brene Brown, has been viewed over 7,000,000 times. Empathy is more complicated than its twin sister, sympathy. Empathy is a challenge for a lot of people–not just kids. The great… Continue reading