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How to Talk to Children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

How to Talk to Children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Renowned child psychiatrist, Dr. Pamela Cantor, answers the questions on many parents' minds in light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT.
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In the wake of Newtown and the Boston Marathon bombing, here are some great ways Dr. Pamela Cantor recommends discussing tragic events with children. 

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In A Rapidly Changing Workplace, One Surprising Skill Helps You Stay Adaptable

In A Rapidly Changing Workplace, One Surprising Skill Helps You Stay Adaptable | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Tom Monahan serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CEB. As part of CEB’s leadership for more than a decade, Tom has helped redefine how the world’s leading companies make their most important decisions. This is the first interview of the Empathy Initiative’s Philanthropy Series. What would you say [...]
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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.
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5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills)

5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills) | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
How do sports and video games teach kids to be empathetic?
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Entrepreneurship Advice From Hollaback!: Prioritize Self-Care, Invest In Supportive People, And Adapt

Entrepreneurship Advice From Hollaback!: Prioritize Self-Care, Invest In Supportive People, And Adapt | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

Newly elected Ashoka US Fellow Emily May--founder of Hollaback!--has had her share of challenges and set-backs. But her mission to end street harassment has kept her iterating time and again on her model. Ashoka conducted the following interview to get to know her better and to ask for her advice...

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Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action

Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

Ashoka India Fellow Pradip Sarmah was riding in a rickshaw one day in India when he had a conversation that would change the course of his life...

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Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis

Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

It’s a well-publicized reality that job growth is not consistent with the increase in the number of college graduates, and the unemployment crisis is a major concern for many countries. And yet, employers and business leaders are beginning to insist that their demand for talent is not being met...


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The 7 Steps To Empathetic Communication

The 7 Steps To Empathetic Communication | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
This post discusses the most effective ways of expressing the truth.
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A Heart to Heart Conversation on Empathy

A Heart to Heart Conversation on Empathy | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
There is a road from one heart to another
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The Compassion Gap

The Compassion Gap | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Why didn’t readers of a column on the need for early-childhood interventions see a caring mom instead of her old tattoos?
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Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again... | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World




The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're one of the lucky ones and have every imaginable amenity at your disposal. Even the most fortunate c...
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Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness

Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Is technology tearing us apart? Can it bring us together?
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It's Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings

It's Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
The evidence for empathy in elephants seems overwhelming, so can we now draw on our own empathetic nature to end their slaughter?
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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 24, 7:28 AM

"An elephant with his trunk raised is a ladder to the stars." Gregory Colbert.

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Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders (SSIR)

Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders (SSIR) | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers.
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At Harvard, Rowan Williams lectures on the paradoxes of empathy | Harvard Magazine

At Harvard, Rowan Williams lectures on the paradoxes of empathy | Harvard Magazine | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
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Three Traps For Teaching EQ, Especially For Teens

Three Traps For Teaching EQ, Especially For Teens | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Finding balance in inquiry, planning, and power
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Discovering Empathy through International Experiences

Discovering Empathy through International Experiences | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
The author discusses the importance of being pushed out of one's comfort zone in order to feel connected to a different country or community.
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To Help Tomorrow's Talent Find Their Paths, We Need Mentors. Lots Of Mentors.

To Help Tomorrow's Talent Find Their Paths, We Need Mentors. Lots Of Mentors. | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

Newly elected Ashoka US Fellow Mike Marriner–founder of Roadtrip Nation–knows a thing or two about the importance of mentorship. As an aspiring social entrepreneur, it was his mentors that helped him work through the initial challenges of his venture...

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Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive

Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

"In order to thrive in an interconnected world, one must learn a number of crucial, non-academic skills such as understanding and relating to perspectives other than one’s own; mastering teamwork, critical and creative thinking; and being an adept problem-solver." -- Ashoka US Fellow Dana Mortenson

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Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders (SSIR)

Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders (SSIR) | Start Empathy | Scoop.it

Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers...


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Susan Terrill's curator insight, April 3, 9:10 AM

providing a space where creativity can flourish and self worth can be established can lessen a young womans vulnerability to sex traffickers.

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Study: Classroom focus on social and emotional skills can lead to academic gains

Study: Classroom focus on social and emotional skills can lead to academic gains | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Classroom programs designed to improve elementary school students' social and emotional skills can also increase reading and math achievement, even if academic improvement is not a direct goal of the skills building, according to a study to be published this month in American Educational Research Journal ...
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Dalai Lama Center and UX for Good Team Up To 'Teach The Heart'

Dalai Lama Center and UX for Good Team Up To 'Teach The Heart' | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
WATCH this video on Vancouver's work to embed social and emotional learning into its education system
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How to tackle difficult conversations

How to tackle difficult conversations | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
It's important to determine when it's appropriate to speak up on a sensitive issue, and how to do so when there is a need. Here are seven tips from a professional facilitator for tackling tough conversations.
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Female Entrepreneurs Vend Goods to Afford Education in Haiti

Female Entrepreneurs Vend Goods to Afford Education in Haiti | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Young women in Haiti are starting businesses as street vendors to afford an education for themselves and their children.
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How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain | Start Empathy | Scoop.it
Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.
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Anuar Reza's curator insight, February 28, 6:48 AM

Thanks to these beautiful hairy angels! :)

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▶ RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy - YouTube

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...
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