How to be empathetic towards another, especially if they are different from you.
Recognizing/Refusing/Reporting: Bullying and Relational Aggression
How are you feeling right now?
Questions Before you Begin
Today we are going to talk about social awareness. Last time we said that awareness means to learn about someone or something. But we have a new word, social. Does anyone know what social means?
Social just means being around people. So, today we are going to learn something about the people around us. Let me ask you a question. Can we tell what other people are thinking even when we don’t talk to them? How can we tell what someone is feeling?
We can look at someone’s face or body to see how they are feeling. Let me show you. How am I feeling if I do this? (sad face and body language)
I’m sad. What about this? (do this a few more times with excitement, anger and scared) Do we always know how someone is feeling by looking at them? Can we always know EXACTLY how they feel? Hmmm...good question, huh? Now we are going to try something that is going to show us a little bit more about what I am talking about.
Watch "Before you Judge Someone, Watch This"
Watch The Invisible Boy
Questions after Watching
Using questions provided or ones you come up with yourself, interview a friend or family member to discover what makes them special and unique.
Check for Understanding
1. Sit or lie down comfortably and settle into the natural rhythm of your breathing.
2. Look toward the horizon and rest your gaze there. Keep your eyes soft, not focusing on any particular object.
3. Notice any changes that you see.
4. When thoughts or feelings bubble up, you can just let them be. If we don't think about our thoughts and emotions, they tend to come, stay for awhile, and then fade away on their own.