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Episode Info: The root of kindness is empathy. It gives kindness the fuel it needs to be acted out. It’s important to help students by giving them the voice and choice they need to express empathy. Energetic author Barbara Gruener shares her tips and practical ideas to weave empathy into the lives of young people and gives important advice regarding how we can express empathy for ourselves too.  Empathy works so spread it like confetti! The Edspiration Inbox Answers… “What things can we actually manage when it comes to bullying prevention in our school since there seem to be a lot of things out of our control that influence it?” Amanda, Arizona About today’s guest Barbara Gruener is an author, speaker, school counselor and character coach at Bales Intermediate in Friendswood, Texas. With 32 years of experience she has worked with every grade level, pre K-12th. Author of the “The Corner on Character” blog and the book, “What’s Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind,” Barbara enjoys positively influencing change through her counseling, keynotes and workshops.    Recommended Resource(s): What’s Under your Cape? Superheroes of the character kind, by Barbara Gruener Those Shoes, by Maribeth Boelts The Sandal Artist, by Kathleen T. Pelley Dr. Michele Borba: http://micheleborba.com/blog/tag/empathy/ Mary Gordon elevates empathy using babies: rootsofempathy.org  Sesame Street Empathy Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM Kid President's SOCKtober: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YIK5UOnOM Knit For Service club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8A8f90ufU   Guest Links: Twittter: @BarbaraGruener Elevating Empathy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bgruener/elevating-empathy/ Blog: corneroncharacter.com     Connect with Us Connect with the show atRead more »

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