will demonstrate understanding for another person's feelings.
will apologize (say "I'm sorry") when appropriate.
will offer to clean up a spill or fix something he broke.
will offer sympathy/support to someone who is feeling sad.
will offer to help someone.
will listen to someone talk to him/her.
state the feeling the speaker may be experiencing.
will actively listen when others are speaking.
will attend only to the speaker when spoken to.
will face the speaker at a comfortable angle.
will appropriately mirror the expressions and body positions of the speaker.
will make eye contact appropriate to each situation.
will ask questions, as needed, to clarify the speaker's message.
will paraphrase what the speaker said.
will summarize what the speaker said.
state the feeling that the speaker may be experiencing.
will use the HEARS strategy to restate a speaker's message and feeling.
will explain the steps of the HEARS strategy for empathy.
will appropriately follow all the steps of the HEARS strategy during classroom role plays.
will appropriately follow the steps of the HEARS strategy during an arranged "test" in the school environment.
will be observed using the HEARS strategy during naturally occurring conversations with peers and adults.
will explain events/conflicts from more than one point-of-view.
will explain events/conflicts from literature or movies from the perspective of two or more characters.
will explain how two characters from literature or movies could hold opposing views about the same situation.
will explain observed events/conflicts from real life from the perspective of two or more people.
will explain how two peers/adults from real life could hold opposing views about the same situation.
will listen and paraphrase the point of view of another person involved in a real life conflict with him/herself.
will explain a conflict/event from his/her own life from the perspective of other involved parties and him/herself.
will predict how people in his/her own life are likely to react or view a situation.