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Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Educator Workshop
“Fostering Conversations of Compassion”
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise
Fundamental to our work is the belief that students must be provided with the opportunity and expectation to apply civic knowledge, skills and dispositions to work for the common good. As Carl Glickman (2003) advocated in his book, Holding Sacred Ground,
“Our ideal of public education is one in which students are engaged in reflection and action that constantly encourages them to move America toward a ‘truer’ democratic society. A democratic society, we believe, is one in which people of all races, cultures, religions, genders, and sexual orientations have access to what the American founders called unalienable rights.”
We remain committed to instruction and resources that foster civility, civic-mindedness, open-mindedness, and compassion.
Civility—treating other people with respect regardless of whether or not one likes them or agrees with their viewpoints, being willing to listen to other points of view, not being insulting when arguing with others
Civic mindedness—concern for the well-being of one’s community
Open mindedness—willingness to consider other points of view
Compassion—concern for the well-being of others, especially for the less fortunate
Gather with colleagues from across the state to examine and discuss strategies and resources for fostering conversations of compassion in the classroom and community.
Workshop Keynote: Clifton Taulbert, author of Eight Habits of the Heart, Last Train North, and Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored. Each participant will receive a copy of Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators. As founder of the Building Community Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Taulbert has addressed members of the United States Supreme Court, world leaders, corporate executives and educators around the globe.
Limited to 25 participants. Registration fee: $25
Optional one continuing education credit available from Boise State University for attending the full workshop and completing a series of online modules in the Wassmuth Center’s e-Classroom.