Empathy is one of those things that can help in any part of life whether it’s your family, friends, that special person and even also at work. Understanding what empathy is and how it effects people took me long time. I struggle with human interactions and I am not ashamed to admit it, so I wanted to share my experience, as to what I have found from all of it…….
In contrast, I was hoping that through this experience at Washington, my students would develop something more critical to their future, and the future of the children in their classrooms: empathy. To develop empathy, however, my students would need to learn to listen carefully and with respect to the experiences of people who are different from them. I knew that developing empathy would be much more challenging than simple sympathy.