August 22, 2016
Teacher’s College, Columbia University
New York, NY
About the Workshop
We know that the best learning happens when students feel safe, seen and connected. But how do we as educators learn to foster safe, caring relationships with our students, our colleagues and ourselves?
Join us for a day-long workshop to explore methods for deepening our natural capacity for care and connection. Together we will explore the latest research on the science of care, and consider ways in which compassion-focused practices can help us realize more inclusive, sustainable education communities.
Chrissy Colon Bradt, MS.Ed. is the Education Director at Courage of Care and a lead contributor to Mind and Life’s Call to Care program for teachers and students. Chrissy has over 10 years of experience teaching humanities at the middle school level in New York City, Miami and Massachusetts. She also has served as an education consultant designing interdisciplinary, humanities middle school curricula for several charter schools in the northeast.
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She is also Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life’s Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. Brooke has experience designing and adapting compassion-focused curricula for children, adolescents and school teachers. She also currently co-leads the annual Summer Institute for Educators at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
525 W 120th St, Room ZB
New York, NY 10027