Compassionate Mathematics

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Compassionate Mathematics

Raise your level of care in order to create compassionate mathematical tasks through storytelling.


When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 7 · 5:30 - 6:30am PDT



Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

About the workshop

Monday, May 9, 16, 23, 3:30PM - 4:30 PM GMT+3 (Bahrain time)

This event is comprised of 3 workshops

Storytelling and identity work fuels being trauma-informed, resilient-focused, and culturally responsive.

Every student comes into our classroom with a variety of life experiences. How do we learn more about our students through their stories to help them better engage with mathematics? Can helping our students acknowledge their story better help us provide richer mathematical experiences where all students feel celebrated creating a safe space to learn? Learn more about raising our level of care in order to create compassionate mathematical tasks that are rich, rigorous, and respectful while also bringing joy to mathematics teaching and learning.

Key Takeaways:

1. Introduction to the Action Based Care Model.

2. Learn how to use the Action Based Care Model in developing lessons.

3. Overview of what Rich Identity Tasks are.

4. Learn how to implement Rich Identity Tasks in the classroom.

Guidance and feedback on the use of the Action Based Care Model and implementation of Rich Identity Tasks with being offered throughout.

Who is this for?

  • Math teachers PK-12
  • Educators of any content area who are interested in creating a more compassionate classroom

About the facilitator

Lachanda Garrison is a 2nd grade teacher leader at Bahrain Elementary School in Manama, Bahrain where she teaches a diverse group of international and U.S. military-connected students. Her 13 years as an educator also includes teaching 1st and 3rd grade, multi-age grades, and as an instructional coach in both elementary mathematics and literacy.

Lachanda believes weaving her students’ stories and identities into lessons is the best instructional tool, ensuring all students receive an equitable education. She meets students’ needs by being trauma-informed, resilience-focused, and culturally responsive so students can learn and thrive both inside and outside of the classroom. Because of these beliefs, Lachanda’s students advocate for their learning, celebrate one another’s differences and cultures, and empathize for those around them.

About the organizer

Organized by

LEVEL 5 is a professional learning hub and community space that hosts weekend workshops and evening events aimed at sparking creativity and innovation in schools and the wider community.  LEVEL 5 Bahrain is the second location for LEVEL 5 and is an initiative of International Schools Services, a nonprofit that leads schools, facilitates teacher recruitment and provides best-in-breed learning solutions.