What are they Thinking? – Experiencing Different Perspectives 


Ages 6-12


How can we help our students improve their social/emotional skills and appreciate another perspective?

Workshop Description:

This hands-on workshop focuses on using big ideas to explore active literacy strategies, which deepen understanding and build empathy while inspiring inquisitive minds. Participants will experience various perspectives and defend their perspective within a story. A number of embodied learning strategies are used which build empathy and provide stimulus for rich discussion and writing. These cross-curricular bodies of work lend themselves to co-planning and co-teaching opportunities and work well to introduce participants to the richness of teaching through embodied learning. Discussions and written work experienced after these strategies are profound! Handout provided.

Your students will be able to:

1.    Develop empathy by experiencing another perspective

2.    Recognize that someone or something “small” can be a powerful role model

3.    Discuss deeply and write thoughtfully

4.    Transfer the skills to other areas of life