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The Compassionate Classroom: Lessons That Nurture Wisdom and Empathy

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This inspiring guidebook supports teachers seeking to provide a nurturing and creative classroom environment for middle school and high school students. Lessons supply instruction for creating a community of empathy, reverence, self-awareness, and mindfulness. Each entry features a concise lesson plan ready for implementation, as well as a brief summary of the interfaith and secular philosophies that underpin the lesson. Educators are assisted in building connections among diverse populations, cultivating self-awareness, and rewarding reflective thinking. Handouts and sample writings offer inspirational models for students to explore identity and spirituality.

176 pages, Paperback

First published April 1, 2004

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Jane Dalton

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Jane Dalton has taught at elementary, secondary, and university levels. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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This book was a little deceiving. While I thought I was getting a book that would teach about empathy, it is really more religious in nature. I wasn't expecting that and might not have bought it had I known that.
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