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Educating with Empathy: Cultivating Kindness, Compassion, Cooperation and G...

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Arizona's Children Association

225 South Orlando Street

Florence, AZ 85132

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Katrina Devinny, with Arizona First Things First.

The importance of empathy in the classroom and student development has become more recognized in recent years. However, researchers at Indiana University have found that empathy in American college students has been in decline over the past few decades, with the biggest declines corresponding to the rise in social media, narcissism, bullying, and social isolation. Fortunately, researchers in the cognitive and social sciences are findings ways to reduce conflict, bullying, and bad behavior, as well as ways to train positive emotions (such as empathy, compassion, self-compassion, kindness, gratitude, cooperation, hope, and altruism) in children. Join us in San Francisco this February to explore the “Science of Human Goodness” and how empathy, compassion, and kindness are hardwired in the brain and are essential for human survival. Learn how to cultivate empathy and compassion in your students; discover how to reduce bullying and suspensions; and examine new ways to strengthen compassion, cooperation, collaboration, and achievement in children and teens.

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