The Compassionate Classroom is a long awaited how-to guide for educators who care about creating a safe, productive learning environment. With 45 years combined teaching experience, Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson merge recent discoveries in brain research with the proven skills of Nonviolent Communication and come to a bold conclusion - when compassion thrives, so does learning.
The Compassionate Classroom gives educators powerful skills to create an emotionally safe learning environment where academic excellence thrives. Build trust, reduce conflict, improve cooperation, and maximize the potential of each student as you create relationship-centered classrooms. This how-to guide is perfect for any educator, homeschool parent, administrator or mentor. Customizable exercises, activities, charts and cutouts make it easy for educators to create lesson plans for a day, a week or an entire school year. The Compassionate Classroom is the first complete curriculum for teaching the NVC process to elementary age students.
Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson are coauthors of The No-Fault Classroom and Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids. They bring to their work a combined forty-five years of teaching young people as well as teachers, administrators and parents in school communities. As co-founders of Kindle-Hart Communication. Sura and Victoria have been developing and facilitating parent-education and teacher-education workshops together for more than 20 years.