Culture of Empathy
Sam Chaltain & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a
Culture of Empathy in Education
Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist.
He works with schools, school districts, and public and private sector
companies to help them create healthy, high-functioning learning
He is Author coauthors five books including, American
Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community. We
talked about how to transform schools to create culture of empathy.
For Sam it's important that all students feel hear and seen and are able
to express themselves.
Sub Conferences: Education
2012 - The
Dream School You Didn't Think Existed
filmmakers Tom and Amy Valens set out in search of a community of
educators who refused to let the current national obsession with reading
and math distract them from the equally vital mission of helping
students learn to think -- and act -- empathetically.
Recently, I had the honor to spend a few days at Mission Hill. I learned
about its history from Ayla, Jenerra, and Kathy. I saw the school
through the cinematic lens of Tom and Amy. And I discovered that their
story has great relevance for us all -- indeed, that it contains the
core ingredients of a transformational learning environment, and
outlines the core habits of mind young people will need if they are to
become active, responsible, and compassionate citizens in a democracy.