Update: July 2018
Read the July update from Making Caring Common and don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to get updates straight to your inbox.
In the news
Our work on empathy and consent were in the news this July as was our collaboration with the KIND Foundation. Read more:
U.S. News & World Report: Changing Teen Sex Trends
Washington Times Herald: Raising Kids Who Care
Community Works Journal: Digital Magazine for Educators: A Powerful Student Led English Language Learner Project
Boston 25 News: Medford Zip Trip: English Language Learners program
Bring Making Caring Common to your school
Join forces with Making Caring Common to build more caring and inclusive school communities. Sign up for the Caring Schools Network, Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign, or Empathy Strategies Initiative by September 1 to participate this school year.
To learn more, visit the Making Caring Common website or book a time to speak with Glenn Manning, our Senior Program Coordinator.
How do you have a dialogue across difference?
Inspired by the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign’s call to engage students in activities that enable them to "talk across the aisle," Middlesex School has incorporated a new class for freshmen students titled "Dialogues Across Differences."
Rob Munro, Director of Middlesex School's Global Studies initiative, shared with us that "many schools ask their students to be more empathetic, and we were among those schools; however, unless we actively teach how to be empathetic as a class, during the school day, we knew it would be difficult for students to truly grasp how to have difficult, but empathetic interactions."
Save the date for Character Day 2018
Our friends at Character Day invite you to sign up and join the global movement on September 26, 2018.
Character Day is a free day and global initiative where school districts, individual classrooms, companies, organizations, and families—groups of all sizes—screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into free printed discussion materials catered to different ages, and join an online global Q&A conversation featuring prominent leaders discussing the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness)—all rooted in evidence-based research.