The Compassionate Classroom

The Compassionate Classroom
The Compassionate Classroom

The Compassionate Classroom

Lessons That Nurture Wisdom and Empathy
By Jane Dalton, By Lyn Fairchild


176 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $44.95)

ISBN 9781569761731

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2004)
Zephyr Press

Price: $29.95
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This inspiring guidebook supports teachers seeking to provide a nurturing and creative classroom environment for middle school and high school students. Lessons supply instruction for creating a community of empathy, reverence, self-awareness, and mindfulness. Each entry features a concise lesson plan ready for implementation, as well as a brief summary of the interfaith and secular philosophies that underpin the lesson. Educators are assisted in building connections among diverse populations, cultivating self-awareness, and rewarding reflective thinking. Handouts and sample writings offer inspirational models for students to explore identity and spirituality.


"A valuable resource for teachers exploring spirituality in the classroom. The activities are thoughtfully presented and should appeal to teachers.” —Jack Miller, author, Education and the Soul and The Holistic Curriculum

"A well-organized book rich with wisdom, creativity, and concrete lesson plans." —Greater Good

Author Biography

Jane Dalton has taught at elementary, secondary, and university levels. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Lyn Fairchild teaches English at the Cary Academy in North Carolina. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.