ADVENTURE INTO EMPATHY REMIXED
Empathy allows you to understand what someone is going through even if you’ve never actually been through it. Amazing, right!? At TomTod, we believe middle schoolers are great at showing empathy for the community and the people within it. In fact, we don’t just believe it, we’ve seen it in action and want to help you keep it going.
To keep your empathy skills sharp, explore the videos and articles below then remix empathy in the most creative way – Create a music video, dance, gift, or poem that shares empathy to the world!
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MOMENT OF JOY
This doggo has a million-dollar smile 🙂
THE GOOD STUFF
Watch + Learn
Adolescents are changing the world! Their brains may be changing, but they can still show empathy. Explore myths of the adolescent brain (for a quick dive into what can happen in the adolescent brain 3:55-4:28; for a deeper dive the whole video is 4:36)
Watch Offer Empathy (2:13) together. Then, as a household brainstorm ways to show random acts of kindness to one another and put it into action!
Looking for new mealtime conversation starters? Use the following questions as prompts and let the chatting begin! Don’t talk with your mouth full!
- What does it feel like when someone shows YOU empathy?
- How would you explain empathy to someone?
Student Design Challenge
We know you have the amazing ability to combine empathy and creativity! Use your skills to make one or two or 22 fun-tastic creations to teach others to be more empathetic.
TomTod’s Empathy Remix Challenge
- Make a collaborative video like these middle schoolers! (2:23)
- Write a poem others can relate to like this middle school girl’s poem that asks ‘Why am I not good enough?’ (6:00)
- Create your own music video about empathy like this middle school hip hop dance class. (3:51)
Not sure how to make your own videos? Check out Youtube’s Creator Academy to learn how! Youtube’s Creator Academy will show you how to film, edit, upload, and promote videoes!
What kind of Youtube channel will you create? Don’t forget to tag TomTod in your creations so we can share your message and help make you Youtube and Insta-famous!
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Thank you and Adventure on! – The TomTod Team