SEL DAY 2023 SUMMIT: State Highlight

How to Have Empathy When You’re Short On Time…..and Empathy! Lessons from Colorado

Being a human right now means we might all be operating on an empathy deficit. We field many calls for schools requesting training on all kinds of social-emotional and mental health topics, but when we provide consultation, we find that they often don’t have the requisite skills to participate in consultation or training. This presentation provides simple, immediately implementable skills to practice empathy that you can use for yourself or duplicate to provide to others-even if the idea of practicing empathy is already exhausting to you.


  • Betsy Basch, Mental Health Programs Coordinator, Charter School Institute
  • Susan Davis, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School District