Building Student Empathy & Perspectives

What is the workshop about?

While many schools focus on the important skills we need our students to have to be successful outside of school, we should also be concerned with what exactly our students will do when they leave us! This workshop will focus on creating empathetic, action-orientated students, who will not only have the skills needed to be successful, but the heart to want to make the world a better place. All participants will be able to curate resources linked to current local and global issues to incorporate in their classroom teaching. They will create lessons and activities which are focussed on students practicing empathetic action.

Date & Time: 

Session 1: Sunday, Oct 4th, 4pm – 6pm IST
Session 2: Sunday, Oct 11th, 4pm – 6pm IST
Session 3: Sunday, Oct 18th, 4pm – 6pm IST

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and explain the importance of an empathy focussed classroom.
  2. Curate relevant resources linked to current local and global issues for student engagement.
  3. Design activities, lessons and units which are focussed on students developing empathy, which will lead to them taking action

What will you create?

Each workshop at Highr involves a classroom showcase activity which the participants create to use in their own classrooms or for their own teaching practice. Here’s what you’ll create in this workshop:

  • Classroom activities using thinking routines linked to perspective taking, using photos of current events

  • A new unit, including creating a class contract, curating resources and creating activities linked to empathy and creating opportunities for students to take action

  • Create an activity to bring global and local issues alive in school, outside of your classrooms

Who should attend?

This workshop would benefit secondary school teachers, school leaders, academic and pastoral coordinators, instructional and curriculum designers

This session is designed as a part of the “Designing Instruction” domain in Highr’s Big 4 of Quality Teaching. To learn more about the Big 4, click here.


Oct 04 2020 - Oct 18 2020


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 04 2020 - Oct 18 2020
  • Time: 6:30 am - 8:30 am


Rs. 2000

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