Teaching Teachers To Teach Civility And Empathy – All Things Considered

A professor at the University of New Hampshire who studies school violence says teaching our students civility and empathy can help make schools safer for kids.

Malcolm Smith is extension professor at the UNH Department of Education. He worked with lawmakers in 2011 to develop a law on school safety and bullying prevention, and he’s the founder of the Courage to Care program, a curriculum aimed at increasing empathy and civility in middle school students.


a curriculum aimed at increasing 

empathy and civility in 

middle school students.


Recently UNH’s teaching program began a course in Courage to Care training in the Department of Education.