Empathy-Understanding how someone else is feeling

Empathy-Understanding how someone else is feeling

“Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes” has been our theme for November and December.  We have been learning about empathy, what it is, how to show it and we learned 4 ways to know how someone else is feeling:

  1. look at their face
  2. look at their body language
  3. listen to their voice
  4. Ask them, “How are you feeling?” or “Are you okay?”

Students had trivia questions on the morning announcements and also had the opportunity to color a shoe and write ways to show empathy to go on my bulletin board in the main hallway for “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes”.

Enjoy the pictures below.

About Jennifer D. Woody

Hello! I am the part-time school counselor at Echo Lake this year along with full-time counselor, Julie Williams. I am from East Tennesse. I have my undergraduate degree in psychology from Mars Hill University (near Asheville, NC) and my graduate degree in counseling education from VCU. I have been in Richmond since 1999 and I have seven years experience as a school counselor. I spent one year at Longan Elementary and six years at Johnson Elementary both in Henrico County. I have three children and have been a stay-at-home mom for the past five years. My children are all elementary age; 3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten and now is the time to return to what I love doing by easing in as a part-time counselor. I look forward to getting to know staff, students, and Echo Lake families. This is a wonderful school and community! I am at Echo Lake part-time. I am here full day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and half day on Fridays. I have started classroom guidance lessons in Kindergarten and Ist grade classes. We are learning how to be good students by listening carefully, always working hard and paying attention. I am the contact person for the International Baccalaureate Program at Moody Middle School for rising 5th graders. I am here for all students. I can see individual students from parent and teacher referral. I am happy to work with your child(ren).

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