The Empathic Teacher
Professional Development - Salary Point Class
Approved by LAUSD
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, participants practice the tools of The Narrative Method to improve students' communication, and increase their 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.
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
Inspire broader perspectives and appreciation for
Teach close listening and other communication skills
Inspire more respect among students
Create a more effective and compassionate learning environment in the classroom
$175 or $125 (early-bird rate extended)
one salary point
October 12 - 13, 2019
8:30 - 3:30 each day
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, 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.