Students get lesson in empathy

Riverview Schools

Ruth Wong

A little empathy goes a long way.  

The fourth- and fifth-grade students at Huntington Elementary took a minute to walk in the shoes of their fellow students to practice empathy.  

It was an extension of their library lesson of the day which shared a book titled, Stand in my Shoes: Kids learning about empathy by Bob Sornson.   Students found that even shoes that looked alike, didn’t feel exactly the same.  

You have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand them.  

The shoe swap challenge was from the New Zealand Red Cross #standintheirshoes campaign that celebrated cultures and World Refugee Day from back in 2016.  

The Huntington classes enjoyed taking a step in the right direction.

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