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Resources For Educators

Welcome to Making Caring Common’s Resources for Educators, Teachers, Counselors, School Administrators, and School Leaders!

We offer strategies, resources lists, audits, surveys, discussion guides, and more, which we hope you will use in your school. You can review the list of resources below or click to sort by the following topics: Bias, Bullying, Caring and Empathy, Gender, Leadership, Moral and Ethical Development, Romantic Relationships, School Culture and Climate, Sexual Harassment and Misogyny, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Talking Across the Aisle.

 

Welcome to Making Caring Common’s Resources for Educators!

We offer strategies, resources lists, audits, surveys, discussion guides, and more, which we hope you will use in your school. Our work includes key topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review the list of resources below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.

 

 

For Educators: Beyond Our Neighbors: A Curriculum for Expanding Empathy & Compassion to 'Others'

Created by DGT™ and Making Caring Common

Caring and compassion are vital, teachable skills with the power to promote tolerance and inclusiveness in our schools, communities, and neighborhoods. This simple set of lessons has been designed to inspire and empower children to be ambassadors for good beyond their close social groups.


About the Series

Each lesson in this three-part series explores a key question:

  • Who is in your Circle of Concern?

  • How can kindness make a difference?

  • How can we make peace and solve problems in our Circle of Concern?

These lessons includes everything you need to teach empathy and compassion, including:

  • Discussion guides for meaningful reflection

  • Group activities designed to inspire kindness or a simple act of service

  • Take home activities to inspire kids to lead a related project with their families.

The conversations, assigned books, on-the-spot activities, and take-home projects described here will enable young participants to:

  • Identify concrete ways to empathize and reach out beyond their immediate social circle

  • Recognize the interconnected and richly diverse nature of “community”

  • Identify groups or individuals likely to experience social isolation or bullying

  • Develop an understanding of the value and impact of kindness and compassion in everyday interactions—including with those who they see as “different”

  • Identify common social conflicts and reliable ways to diffuse them

  • Encourage families to spend time together and do kind things for others

Visit the DGT website to download the full curriculum.

Last reviewed March 2019.

 
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For: Educators
Ages: Elementary School
Resource Type: Curriculum

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