All HAFTR grades participated in an Advisory meeting focused on the topic of empathy.
Drawing upon the work of Brené Brown, students learned that empathy consists of perspective taking, staying out of judgement, identifying emotion in another, and communicating the emotion the other person is feeling.
Through role plays, students practiced listening with empathy and listening without, and discussions ensued about the difference in relationships when empathy is present.
Students then played an interactive BINGO game, where they learned about their peers in order to complete their BINGO board. Students enjoyed the activity, and remarked that they were surprised to learn about the many things they have in common with their peers.