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Compassionate Schools:  The Heart of Learning and Teaching


The Washington State Compassionate Schools Training on
“The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success”

This training tool has been designed to allow individuals to intensively study the manual that was written in 2009 entitled, “The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success.” This tool may also be used by individuals who wish to train others on the content of this manual.

Below, you will find both a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying script for each of the first four chapters of this manual. The fifth PowerPoint is a series of vignettes and a complementary script that allows participants to put into practice the information learned in the first four chapters.

If you have any questions about using these presentations, please contact Ron Hertel, Program Supervisor, or 360-725-6050.

Training Materials

Chapter 1: Trauma, Compassion, and Resiliency: Background and Definitions (PPT)

Chapter 2: Self-Care: An Ethical Obligation for Those Who Care (PPT)

Chapter 3: Instructional Principles, Curricular Domains and Specific Strategies for Compassionate Classrooms (PPT)

Chapter 4: Building Compassionate School-Community Partnerships That Work (PPT)

Vignettes (PPT)


Additional Resources



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