Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education

Tag: Empathy

Showing vulnerability

Acknowledging our vulnerability as teachers by addressing difficulties in class openly is a powerful strategy for connection and learning.

17 Feb 2020 | 4 comments | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Vulnerability, Communication, Empathy, Conditional teaching

Speaking to students about self-care and mental health

Spending thirty minutes of one class session on honest talk about stress and suffering and coping and healing can have an enormous positive impact on our students’ lives.

28 Oct 2019 | Tags: Essays, Mental health, Self-care, Empathy, Powertools

On doing empathy

Why our usual thinking about empathy is flawed and how empathy as practice will improve our teaching.

6 Aug 2019 | 1 comment | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Empathy, Vulnerability, Privilege, Power