Our feelings – a reflection-challenge

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Empathy is another word for compassion or the capacity to place oneself in another's position and thus understanding their feelings.

If we want to treat others respectfully and attentively, we need a language that “comes from the heart”. This is why a new language was created: the “giraffe language”.

The American psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg (1934-2015) developed the process of Nonviolent communication, for which he used giraffe language and jackal language as symbols.

The giraffe language is an empathic language of the heart. This language helps us express ourselves honestly and clearly, voice our feelings and needs and ask others about their feelings and needs – in short, we choo­se words that connect us.

Also, in jackal language we express our needs. But here we choose words that make it harder to be understood or to understand others.

That's why we have a really great task for you today - what is it about?

  • Explore the task description in the PDF document below. This video offers you more information.
  • In the individual tasks, try them best with your siblings and/or parents.
  • Answer the questions in the document.


Take a picture of the poster and send it with your letter of gratitude via wetransfer.com until 11th May 2020 to challenge@script.lu. Please also include your name, school and class for the purpose of claiming your prize. This challenge is for students aged 9-12 years.

 The winners will be announced on 15th May 2020 on the websites schouldoheem.lu and www.jel.lu. The winners will be given cinema tickets for the family (4 people).


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