Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
The Empathic Teacher
(accredited by LAUSD for salary point)
If you’re tired of impersonal online PD classes and want to engage meaningfully with your peers, The Empathic Teacher provides a compelling group experience. In a comfortable learning environment, teachers practice the tools of The Narrative Method to increase their own and their students' communication, empathy, self-esteem, and compassion for differences.
The class is a fun, immersive experience structured around short videos, provocative ideas, personal storytelling, and writing exercises. In the afternoons, participants take part in practical exercises that can be applied to real life challenges in the classroom.
2222 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
October 12 & 13, 2019
9:00 - 4:30
The Power of Storytelling
Cult of Culture
Learning to Listen
Prejudice and Stereotypes
Awareness and Tolerance for Differences
Having increased their own empathy, compassion and tolerance,
teachers strengthen their capacity to:
* Develop empathy among students
* Model broader perspectives and appreciation for differences
* Teach close listening and other communication skills
* Inspire more respect among students
* Create a more effective and compassionate learning environment
The Narrative Method & DIY Human
2222 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90405
The Narrative Method is an award-winning 501C3 that has provided over 600 workshops for individuals, educators and facilitators. TNM was created to empower diverse populations to connect, communicate and discover new possibilities for themselves, others and the world.
The course is presented by Shari Foos, Marriage and Family Therapist, professor, activist, writer, improvisational artist and the founder of The Narrative Method. She holds a Masters Degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.