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Panel #010-A: Learning about Empathy and Compassion with Teenagers - The Experience of the Charter for Compassion

Date: 2012-05-08

Time:  9:00 AM PST/ 5 PM London

Producer:  Vinciane Rycroft

Panel 10-A: Learning about Empathy and Compassion with Teenagers 

Compassionate School Network
Teachers and Schools are invited to join Charter for Compassion's 'Compassionate School Network,' and gain access to a resource database (a compilation of parables, aphorisms, poems, quotes, texts) a wide-variety of lesson plans, teacher training workshops, a yearly lecture series, and to be a part of the network's Middle East North Africa Region.


  Vinciane Rycroft    
    Director and Co-Founder at Mind with Heart, an educators' network for a secular education in empathy and compassion. The main focus is on creating the conditions for young people to come to a firm commitment to empathy and compassion based on their own reasoning, experience and initiative.
   Muna Awad    
    Muna has 15 years of experience working in education as teacher, trainer and private tutor. She worked as head of department for training youth. Prior to that she held the position of private Arabic tutor/nanny for the Royal family in Jordan for 4 years. Muna developed creative positive parenting tools: “Mother’s ToolBox” to help parents creatively overcome the challenges they face raising their children and be able to inspire them to become better people. She holds an MA in Education from the University of Bath, UK.
  Edwin Rutsch
    Edwin Rutsch is founding director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. See his full Bio here.



Discussion Transcript and Outline:

  • 00:00 Introduction

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