The Official Flat Stanley Project

February 22, 2010
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Flat Stanley

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.

The Official Flat Stanley Project.

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