On April 1st, The Teaching Empathy Institute, a program of the Tides Center, will open its doors in Kingston, NY. The Institute will work with schools and communities in New York’s Hudson River Valley, cultivating emotionally and physically safe learning communities where students are nurtured, supported, and encouraged toward their unique expression and achievement in the world.
All students need to feel that there is a place reserved just for them in their school. In The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, the late Stephen Covey wrote of the need to find a voice and then to express this voice to the world. This voice is what we hear when students freely share the things they love to do.