In my Bullying Prevention trainings, I always talk about fostering empathy and compassion in kids as an “antidote” to bullying behaviors. It’s true that turning values into verbs (e.g. putting compassion into action) makes a noticeable difference in schools. Check out what this Superintendent said:

“Teaching compassion like this has a positive impact on school culture and learning as well. Superintendent Manhas reports that PBIS and the related compassion focus have led to a significant drop in discipline issues district-wide. In turn, this creates more academically-focused classrooms.”

Full article: http://www.thurstontalk.com/2014/10/21/north-thurston-public-schools-compassion-initiative/

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