When8:30 am to 6:00 pm, February 15, 2019 – February 17, 2019
LocationFairmont San Francisco Hotel
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Organized by the Learning & the Brain Foundation, CCARE founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will be speaking at this event taking place February 15-17, 2019.
The importance of empathy in the classroom and student development has become more recognized in recent years. However, researchers at Indiana University have found that empathy in American college students has been in decline over the past few decades, with the biggest declines corresponding to the rise in social media, narcissism, bullying, and social isolation. Fortunately, researchers in the cognitive and social sciences are finding ways to reduce conflict, bullying, and bad behavior, as well as ways to train positive emotions (such as empathy, compassion, self-compassion, kindness, gratitude, cooperation, hope, and altruism) in children.
Join us in San Francisco this February to explore the “Science of Human Goodness” and how empathy, compassion, and kindness are hardwired in the brain and are essential for human survival. Learn how to cultivate empathy and compassion in your students; discover how to reduce bullying and suspensions; and examine new ways to strengthen compassion, cooperation, collaboration, and achievement in children and teens.
You will gain knowledge about:
– The science of human goodness and bad behaviors
– Promoting altruism, fairness, empathy, and compassion
– Ways schools can cultivate compassion and gratitude in kids
– Class management and encouraging empathetic, positive discipline
– How to teach kindness, self-compassion, and mindfulness in schools
– The benefits of promoting cooperation and social-emotional learning
– How to battle bullying and use technology to train prosocial behavior
– The biological and evolutionary roots of altruists and psychopaths
– Improving school behavior and climate with restorative practices
– Raising kind, confident, and compassionate students and teens
– Effects of executive skills and digital technology on reading
– Enhancing empathy through stories and design thinking