Empathy: A Powerful Antidote to Exclusion, Intolerance, and Bullying

Posted by National Liberty Museum on February 8, 2016


The region’s leading resource for character education and values-driven learning, approved by the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Education

Our 2016 program will continue to offer:
 Highest quality professional development workshops facilitated by expert practitioners.
 Act 48 Continuing Professional Education hours.
 New and recurring workshop topics appropriate for educators, counselors, administrators, and youth-serving professionals.
 All workshops held on-site at the National Liberty Museum.

Take advantage of our various pricing options for 2016:
 First-time participant discount. If you have never attended a workshop before, register for the spring workshop at a discounted price.
 Previous participant “refer a new friend” reward. When you register, provide the full name of one new friend who has never attended a workshop before and earn a $25 Museum merchandise certificate, which you will receive after your new friend has completed his/her first spring workshop.
 If you join us for lunch, you may purchase a boxed lunch or bring your own.

You will find a complete workshop description for Spring 2016 below.

By strengthening your own empathy skills, you can help your students do the same! Finish out the school year on a high note and register for the following offering:

Saturday, March 5, 9am-3:30pm (Full-Day)

Empathy: A Powerful Antidote to Exclusion, Intolerance, and Bullying

15 Act 48 hours*

What is empathy? Are we born with it, or is it learned? What is the relationship between empathy, exclusion, intolerance, and bullying? Roman Krznaric, author of Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It, defines empathy as, “the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using that understanding to guide your actions.” Empathy therefore, encompasses the ability to feel what others feel (affective empathy), as well as the ability to take someone else’s perspective (cognitive empathy). Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the latest research on empathy. We will consider the importance of empathy as an antidote to exclusion, intolerance, and bullying in our classrooms and communities. Participants will explore lessons and activities they can use to increase their own, and their students’, empathy skills. Recommended for educators, counselors, administrators, youth workers, and parents of students ages 5-18.

Christa M. Tinari, M.A. has worked with thousands of teachers and students of all abilities and age levels. A former School Counselor, Ms. Tinari is the founder of PeacePraxis Educational Services, which provides expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation, of social-emotional learning, bullying prevention, and school climate improvement programs. Ms. Tinari is the creator of The Feel & Deal Activity Deck and co-author of a forthcoming middle school bullying prevention curriculum that focuses on fostering empathy (Free Spirit Publishing). Ms. Tinari is an inspirational and engaging presenter who is popular at national and international educational conferences.

*Participants earn 7.5 hours of credit for attending a full-day workshop. An additional 7.5 hours may be earned through the completion of a homework assignment.

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