Unlock Your Superpower


Empathy is kind of like a superpower, but it’s not JUST a power for superheroes, it’s something we can all do. Empathy allows you to understand what someone is going through even if you’ve never actually been through it. Amazing, right!?

It could be showing up for a friend in need, providing a listening ear, or finding common ground with someone different from you. It’s a great way to build and maintain relationships and it’s something you can learn and practice!

Onward to use your new superpower!

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Why is empathy helpful in building and maintaining relationships? 

How can you show empathy to someone today



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Gov. DeWine shares Malone university’s ‘social distance-sing’ performance

Gov. Mike DeWine shared a “social distance-sing” virtual performance by the Malone University choir at the end of his coronavirus press briefing Sunday. According to a Facebook post by Malone University, the choir shared its performance of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” with DeWine last week, “hopeful it would be a source of hope and support of his team in the midst of their long, hard work.”


Watch + Learn

In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own frailties.  Explore empathy with Brene Brown (2:53)

Family Adventure-tivity

Running out of movies to watch at home? Or just want to watch something that’s more meaningful than mindless? This list provides family-friendly flicks that inspire empathy.


Design Challenge

Make your own Emotional Charades Cards. You get to act weird, make people laugh, and practice understanding how others are feeling. Share your funny videos with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Explore More

Check out these ways to make the world “more awesome” according to Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often.


Online Learning Toolkit

As our students are navigating change, adjusting to online learning, and supporting their families during this public health crisis, our students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are being tested every day. This week, we will bring you resources on teaching the 5 Core Competencies of SEL. Missed our last Daily Adventure? Find all of our SEL resources at tomtodideas.org. 

Today, we adventure into building connection through Self-Management.

Regulating emotions and behaviors can be challenging and impacts life both in and out of the classroom.  For students, it may look like forgetting a pencil every day (organizational skills) or putting their head down and “checking out” (stress management). CASEL indicates that self-management impacts impulse control, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal setting, as well as the behaviors listed above. 

Introduce Self Management

Start a conversation with your students about self management. Share this introductory video to explain self-management.

Build Self Management

 According to CASEL, goal setting is not only a component of overall success, but it also helps increase the ability to practice self-management. As students’ lives are changing both in and out of the (virtual) classroom, taking time to reflect on goals can help to create a road map forward. Here are two tools to help your students set and achieve goals:

  1. SMART goals are a straightforward way to set realistic goals both in and out of the classroom. 


  1. Reverse Planning helps students breakdown goals into achievable tasks by starting with their big goal at the end of a timeline and working backward to create steps to success. 

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