Course No. ED434Y, ED534Y

This course will focus on helping children move from complacency to compassion in their interactions with other people. Too often, children are self-focused and miss opportunities to support, encourage, and help those around them. There are also those children who seem to lack an emotional connection to the outside world. We often say they are “unattached” or “lack sensitivity.”  Through a combined presentation of literature, research, hands on activities, discussion topics, and personal interactions, this course will increase the ability of educators to impact children in the emotional recognition of social responsibility.

We will emphasize acts of kindness, reading social situations, increasing sensitivity to others, and  phrases and actions that lead toward support toward others and compassion. This exciting class will change the dynamics within a classroom, a school, and a home. It will be enjoyable, energizing, and filled with strategies and interventions for a school. Regardless of the age group one works with, this class will benefit the educator.  It is geared toward a broad audience, encompassing K-12 students.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Identified key components that lead to appropriate social interactions.
  2. Emphasized social-emotional areas without lecturing and pushing children away with “controlling words or actions.”
  3. Assessed individual students in order to identify what areas of effective interaction he/she is lacking.
  4. Taught compassion concepts to others in a way that translates to action, not just words.
  5. Explored task analyze social situations, addressed areas of compassion, and taught children specific strategies to support other people.
  6. Applied new strategies within a classroom, school, or home.
  7. Interacted more effectively with students and modeled aspects of compassion and social responsibility.

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