Empathy and Equity: Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Harkness Protocols (No Cost for TMI PLC Members)

Empathy and Equity: Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Harkness Protocols

As educators, we can create more equitable classrooms by developing lessons and curricula that ask our students to discuss difficult issues, examine peers’ ideas, and expand their empathy both within the classroom and globally. This session will prepare educators to design and lead classrooms that engage in Harkness-style dialogues that promote empathy and equity. This session is geared towards those within the humanities, but we welcome all!

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • ...define global empathy and local empathy;
  • ...explain the necessity of discussion and empathy as components in the development of equitable schools and classrooms;
  • ...frame courses, units, and lessons around local and global empathy; and employ Harkness as means of equity based instruction.

Don't miss this important professional learning opportunity!

Audience: All PK-12 Administrators and Teachers;
Instructor: Jonathan Lancaster, Daniel Gosselink and Kayla Consalvo, TMI Associates
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion - Room 1

About Your Instructors...

Jonathan Lancaster, Daniel Gosselink and Kayla Consalvo and . Your instructor team has collectively presented at numerous venues, including the New Jersey Department of Education's Equity Conference, Montclair State University, and at NJEA events.

Jonathan Lancaster has been trained at Phillips Exeter Academy on how to appropriately and consistently carry out whole group discussions in the Harkness format, and wrote a 40-page "Guide to Harkness" that has been reviewed, edited, and approved by Phillips Exeter Academy's faculty.

Daniel Gosselink has implemented empathy as a core component of his curriculum, and has presented on his use of global empathy in the classroom. He has also participated in a Harkness research study that studied the Harkness method's effect on engagement and equity in the classroom.

Kayla Consalvo is the lead teacher in her school's Cognitive Based Therapy initiative, where self-awareness and empathy have become foundational skills in her classroom and the school. She also uses the Harkness method in her class to promote these values.

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 09:00 to 14:00
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