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Peter Kaufman has been a professor of sociology at the State University of New York New Paltz since 1999. His teaching and scholarly interests revolve around critical and contemplative pedagogy.
Janine Schipper has been a professor of sociology at Northern Arizona University since 1998. Her teaching and scholarly interests revolve around environmental sociology, consciousness studies, and Buddhist sociology.
Chapter 1: Practice Beginner’s Mind
Chapter 2: Follow the Golden Rule
Chapter 3: Learn from Adversity
Chapter 4: Leave My Ego at the Door
Chapter 5: Focus on Classroom Chemistry
Chapter 6: Listen with Intention
Chapter 7: Hold Space
Chapter 8: Teach like the Sun
Conclusion: Teaching with Compassion is a Social Act
About the Authors
Research shows that compassion benefits both the giver and the recipient. Teachers and students have much to gain from a compassionate interaction not only for the benefit of the learning environment but also for the benefit of their health and happiness.
— Emma Seppälä Ph.D, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and the author of The Happiness Track., Author, The Happiness Track; Lecturer, Yale University
Along with a perpetual doubling down on new standards and new high-stakes test, public education has witnessed a rise in buzz words and policies—rigor, grit, growth mindset, no excuses—that simply ignore the humanity of children and their teachers. Teaching with Compassion is a volume that offers a rare but powerful antidote to misguided deficit views of children, learning, and teaching. In these pages, teachers and others who truly care about learning and children find hope, love, and another way, one that cannot be followed too soon.
— Paul Thomas, Professor of Education, Furman University, co-editor, Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect: On the Lives and Education of Children
This lovely, practical book is for teachers who see their work as a catalyst for building a kinder, more compassionate world, but who don't know where to begin. As Teaching with Compassion suggests, we must begin with ourselves.
— Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., Education Director, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
In an age when students are often reduced to data points, and humanity in education is discussed less often than test prep strategies, this book is a welcome and refreshing read. Teaching with Compassion not only provides educators with helpful tools to address many of our students' and teachers' needs, but it also helps to provide a little gravity--in terms of universal truths about the hard work of growing humans--that will hopefully help swing the education pendulum back to a place that better prioritizes the well-being of those we serve.
— Dr. Amy Fast, Assistant Principal, McMinnville School District, Oregon and author of It's the Mission, Not the Mandates: Defining the Purpose of Public Education