“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.”

To accentuate the efforts of the CBSE Board in creating Happy classrooms, a workshop was organized at Shalom Presidency School on 31 August 2019 to sensitize the teaching fraternity on empathy in order to meet the needs of today’s learners. The facilitator Mrs. Meenakshi Bhakuni spoke at length on how important it is for educators to understand their students and address classroom challenges with discretion. Emphasis was laid on identifying and growing sympathetic with oneself in order to percolate a positive classroom environment. Real life examples and an inspiring documentary served as resources for introspection and fostering self -awareness which are pre-requisites for an efficient teacher. All in all, it was an enriching experience.