American students are falling behnind on valuable social skills. In Denmark, one simple classroom tradition works. This article talks about the importance of empathy as a skill to be learned and uses the “Class Hour Cake” as a means to teach this important skill. During the Class’s Hour, the teacher brings up any issues they may have observed, in addition to what the students themselves mention.Source:
Jessica Alexander, Salon, August 9, 2016Description:
We all know what a Danish pastry is — that delightful caloric bomb of glazed breakfast deliciousness. But what about a Danish classroom cake? And moreover, how can this help teach empathy? Notably, in the Danish education system empathy is considered as important as teaching math and literature, and it is woven into the school’s curriculum from pre-school through high school.Read the full article here!