I’ve heard a lot about this program, and I think it may be an effective way to build Dan Pink’s Empathy aptitude from A Whole New Mind.
If you are not familiar with “Flat Stanley”, it is basically a pen pal program where elementary students mail a paper cutout of Stanley to other locations around the globe. Students get a taste of life outside of the classroom and begin to see that people are not all that different.
The teachers I know that have tried it really like it. The kids learn about other cultures and they really look forward to seeing where Stanley has been.
This website is a great starting place if you would like to know more. You can register your class, get the template for Stanley, and find everything else you need to get started.Share