To date, we've focused on gathering qualitative data through observations, interviews, and focus groups with teachers and students.
We've also spent a lot of time with education researchers and thought leaders in these past years.
This has all been to inform product iteration in an effort to help teachers bring the practice of empathy and global literacy into their classrooms in the most effective way possible.
As we raise further funding, one of our key priorities is to integrate surveys, quizzes, and other assessment tools right into a new platform experience. We also seek to bring 1-2 team members on board who will focus entirely on qualitative and quantitative impact measurement alongside our teachers and school partners.
Students learn about new people, cultures, mindsets, and perspectives every day -- while learning academics in a way they love.
Students become more empathetic, globally literate, academically motivated, and civically engaged.
Imagine all youth learning math, reading, writing, and about our world — all at once, every day, and at the edge of their seats. In a way that weaves in the practice of empathy and systems thinking.
Now think about big challenges we face. Climate change? Water scarcity? Poor nutrition in schools? Food deserts? Access to clean energy for all? Gender-based violence? Bullying in schools and at work?
When millions of youth are learning empathy and global literacy from the age of 3 and every single day, we can and will enable an entire generation to effectively address these challenges
as an interdependent unit.
With humble curiosity, critical thinking, compassion, and math skills.
Hear Dr. Tony Wagner's Perspective On The Curriculum's Impact
"My students are already taking action after just one story."
"I now see it’s not about learning how to teach values, but to live them."
"This experience was a rich opportunity for my students.
I believe that if this was
a commonplace conversation,
we would all begin to open up
our life lens to see that there are
many perspectives in the world
that each deserve respect."
"Sometimes the train of curriculum gets us moving so quickly.
This was an opportunity to have the conversations that matter.
To see life through my
"There were no words, but the video was powerful. You could tell the students were engaged.
Although ~3/4 of our students receive free or reduced price lunch, none of our students had experienced anything similar to Reginah's lifestyle."
"They were totally into the lesson. It was captivating for them. It sparked curiosity which led to higher order thinking.
The students were
"This lesson truly brought India into our classroom. We even talked about this.
We talked about how we could not afford to take our entire class there, though we got to experience it through the video."
"When I asked my students if they wanted to watch the video again, they cheered!!"
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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.