“If I can understand myself, I can understand others. If I can understand others, then I can help others.When I help others, I am a hero.”
This week, have young students work on recognizing and understanding different feelings – those belonging to themselves, and those belonging to others. In understanding what is happening internally, the student is halfway to appropriately utilizing empathy. With older students, the idea of self-awareness will not be foreign. You do not need to spend as much time verbalizing a variety of emotions – instead, focus on what those emotions mean to the student, and how the student might use this understanding to navigate stressful situations.