Teaching with Compassion (Paperback)

An Educator's Oath to Teach from the Heart

By Peter Kaufman, Janine Schipper

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9781475836554, 170pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2018

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In a world where students are often seen as test scores and not as human beings, where their well-being is challenged by poverty, intolerance, and bullying, and where technological innovations frequently erode genuine personal contact, compassionate teachers are needed more than ever. Teaching with Compassion offers practical tools and strategies designed to help educators foster a culture of care and compassion. Organized around an eight-point "Teaching with Compassion Oath," this book draws on real life examples and exercises to demonstrate the power and potential of teaching from the heart. Written for both experienced and novice educators alike, Teaching with Compassion is sure to stimulate inquiry and provide ongoing inspiration.

About the Author

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.