Kindness and Empathy Can Be Learned

Posted on January 12, 2015

Dr. Robert Roeser, a professor at Portland State University explains on an introduction for an online course titled, “Social and Emotional Learning Through Kindness in the Classroom” that, “The preliminary evidence is very interesting. It does suggest that kindness and empathy are skills much like learning your times-tables.”  Hearing Roeser say this, has me wanting to learn more about kindness and empathy and can give us all hope that people everywhere can work on and improve their kindness towards others.  While the course is now closed, there are books on the reading list found here and watching the intro video is educational in itself.  There are also more videos on the subject here.

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