Ashoka Fellow Kiran Bir Sethi talks about the role of empathy in design and problem-solving. Empathy is not simply about feeling for another person: it's how we distinguish the real problem from its superficial effects, involve those served in the solution itself, and encourage others to feel the same way.
Twenty leaders in the field explain, in two minutes or less, how to cultivate empathy.
Empathy is something we can intentionally cultivate, not teach directly, says Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy. For parents, that begins with sharing your own feelings and experiences, which grows with children's emotional literacy.
Real social change begins at home, says Ashoka Fellow Eric Dawson, Founder of Peace First. So next time you ask, "how are you?" pause before rushing off without hearing the answer.
Author, noted academic, and one-time high school English teacher, Tony Wagner shares the key to building empathy in every student.
The key to cultivating empathy? Enable others to pay it forward, says Ashoka Fellow and founder of Time Banks, Edgar Cahn.
How to Change the World author David Bornstein shares the key to moral imagination.
Forget formulas and textbook responses: empathy is about listening, says Teaching Empathy author David Levine. And that begins with teachers' relationships to their students.
Understanding others begins at home: Fresh Lifelines for Youth's Aila Malik shares a powerful tool for facilitating self-understanding
Duke University's Robert Thompson explains the intersection between empathy, creativity, and imagination.
Look at what kids come with, not what they lack, says Katherine Dinh, Head of Prospect Sierra. Rally kids around a common goal for social good, and create a culture in which empathy is valued, measured, and pervasive.