This article called Name-Calling on the Campaign Trail and in the Schoolyard draws on the connection that we have seen in this presidential campaign and what we see on the playground at schools. This article addresses these issues at hand and poses that educators utilize this moment and make it a teaching opportunity. The article is showing that educators can take the names and the language that has been used via media toward the opponent and create dialogue and discussion about what name calling does, and what impact is has.
The article also touches on empathetic teachings; I have attached another article called mindfulness and empathy by Mindful Schools.
Mindful Schools has many great resources for teaching/incorporating mindfulness into the classroom. I will be exporting more of their resources in the future.