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My Shoes, Your Shoes, Their Shoes: An Emerging to Intermediate Theory of Mind Skills Program

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know what someone else might be thinking? Wouldn’t it be nice to understand why people can have such different opinions about the very same thing?

Each of us looks at the world around us from our own point of view or from the shoes in which we stand. However, it is possible to try on another person’s shoes in order to see why things look differently from where they are standing. Changing our shoes, or our perspective, gives us the chance to understand other people better and to learn new things.

In this six-week workshop, students in grades 3 - 6 will have the opportunity to practice:

  • Recognizing situations that can elicit primary emotions
  • Understanding what others are thinking and feeling
  • Describing personal situations in which they felt specific emotions
  • Understanding that other people have likes and dislikes different from their own

So, let’s get together and look at things from different points of view – you may be amazed at what you see!