Different Paths One Trail- CTE Empathy Team (S. Gonzales, N. Pollard, B. Donnelly, B. Ischia-Melvin, T. Geiger-Mickle, K. Guttridge)

Help staff and students recognize that though we all walked different paths with diverse experiences, we can all come together.

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Help staff and students recognize that though we all have walked different paths with diverse experiences, that we can all come together to create something unique to us an individual that contributes to a bigger, beautiful picture.

Part 1-Collecting staff data, ACES, giving data back to them to help their students through future surveys, building teacher empathy for students, giving them talking points.

Part 2- Student surveys in the classroom administered by teachers, discussion points for follow up post-survey

Part 3- Sharing data school wide, grade level townhalls, small groups within townhalls?

Part 4-Bibliotherapy- Finding books on empathy and diversity for classes to read during morning meeting, then assigning each grade level a puzzle piece quadrant from a larger mural. Each student and staff member is given a puzzle piece to color with a key of understanding (color your part of your piece blue if…, color a part red if…, color a part green if…, etc.) Students will then color their piece for another student in the school. It will be anonymous, therefore each piece still represents a student in the school but not necessarily the creator of the piece.  

Part 5- Assembling the project to display in a common area of the school. Mural will read, CTE with a horseshoe and 2 Colts with “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” as a quote in the background.


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I think this is a great idea! I can't wait to see the final product!

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