Social & Emotional Learning That's Deeply Captivating
And Globally Diverse.
For Every Child.
A Future Beyond Apathy, Prejudice, Division & Hate.
How? Global Human Stories
That Make SEL Real & Relevant:
40+ Wordless Videos that ignite belonging, curiosity, and engagement.
100+ Stories & Lesson Plans that fuel empathy and critical thinking
through real-world problem solving in diverse global settings.
Students say these Empathy Challenges make them curious, kind, empathetic, and motivated to make positive change. And teachers love that the stories enhance their math & literacy lessons in a seamless way.
See How PK-8 Teachers
Use Empathy Challenges To Integrate Social, Emotional & Academic Learning!
ASCD's 2018 Outstanding Young Educator Awardee (WA): Julian Cortes! Watch to see how Julian and his students learn Norma's story and
"mush" math, reading, writing, and empathy together!
Middle School Students from KIPP meet Reginah in Kenya
and learn math (slope) and new perspectives.
Middle School Students from Envision Education's Impact Academy meet Diana in Thailand to discuss and learn growth mindset.
Why Better World Ed
Kids are curious about other people and our world.
Yet most kids are growing up without support to consistently
practice empathy for other people, cultures, mindsets, and perspectives.
This is unacceptable.
With the big challenges we face in our world, we need youth everywhere hooked on global literacy and empathy from an early age, every day.
We need youth learning to avoid the danger of a single story
through learning about and valuing our interdependence.
Bonus: curiosity is critical for math and literacy too!
Join us in bringing wonder-sparking, heart-opening stories of people from around the world to a classroom near you.
Together, we can help youth use empathy, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration to help all of us come back together.
With social, emotional, and academic skills!
Join Our Core Team!
Try an Empathy Challenge!
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The Fine Print:
Using these Empathy Challenges may encourage the consistent desire to be mindful, empathize with others, understand new perspectives, think critically, act creatively, collaborate with others, learn about the world, and to pursue a life focused on leading positive change in our world. We find that tends to happen a good bit.
For best results: Use Early in Life, Every Day, and Everywhere.
Please don't refrain from opening your heart, mind, and arms to new people, perspectives, and possibilities.