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Sara Ahmed, Christine Hertz, and Kristine Mraz on Empathy

In today’s podcast we’ve brought together authors Sarah Ahmed, Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz, to discuss empathy not as something we have, but rather as an ongoing, daily practice that must be prioritized in our minds and actions.  (continue reading)

Keeping the Focus on the Kids

If we want kids to learn to comprehend others' identities and perspectives, those identities and perspectives must be shared. To do this productively while also maintaining a safe environment for our kids, we may need to modify our approach.  (continue reading)

Kristi Mraz on Being the Change

Sara defines social comprehension as developing “skills and habits to help us comprehend social issues and participate in relevant, transparent conversations.” She points out that this skill is learned, and to me, that means we need to be teaching it from the first day of school in kindergarten.  (continue reading)

What is Social Comprehension in the Classroom?

There are few absolutes in social comprehension; full immersion in it often yields more questions than answers. This work is messy because it is authentic and because it deals with human beings.  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed on Being the Change

How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask and have tough conversations? Author Sara Ahmed says it begins with discomfort and not trying to save the moment.  (continue reading)

Terrence J. Roberts on Being the Change

This blog comes to us from Terrence J. Roberts, PhD., member of the Little Rock Nine. He is currently Principal of the management-consulting firm Terrence Roberts Consulting. The following is his encouraging and reflective forward for Sara Ahmed's upcoming book Being The Change.  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed: Being the Change, a Story

On the podcast today, something different. A story from author Sara Ahmed. A story about compassion, empathy and most importantly, identity.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: The Work of Finding Empathy

This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools.  (continue reading)

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