Monday, May 18, 2009

Chapter Reaction: Empathy

Please comment if you would like to share your overall impression/reaction to the chapter "Empathy."

1 comment:

  1. I found this chapter very interesting and loved reading about the aspects of facial expressions being universal. It reminded me of a show I watched last year where a woman had been studying babies' cries and found them to also be universal in the nature of their "tones" in order to meet basic needs of attention, hunger and a desire to be changed. I also am thrilled to hear that empathy is reshaping the role of health care in so many ways. One thing I continue to struggle with is how I can bring students in my middle school to increase their empathy. Students can be so cruel to each other and they often never stop to think about being in "someone else's shoes". I have found several short stories that I use in the classroom in an attempt to build empathy but I always feel there is more I can do.