The Empathy Planner developed by the K12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school is a tool that can help educators in creating experiences for their students that is different from what they normally do in school. The guide contains suggestions for how to create an empathy experience as well as some questions for you to think through as you think about the purpose and intended outcome of the experience.
Connection to Equity
Empathy is an important factor when it comes to equity, since it fosters perspective-taking, which is crucial in creating more inclusive environments. Building opportunities for students to develop their empathetic skills can support both learning conditions in the classroom as well as life skills your students can take out of the classroom.