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Bringing More Compassion into Your Classroom

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0


Virtual event (Zoom) with registration. A facilitated discussion focused on creating a space for educators to reflect and share ways to bring Compassion into their work, including free resources and suggestions from Compass Education and Human Education.

Give yourself the gift of an hour connecting with a community of educators practicing and fostering compassion. Take part in this discussion journey to deepen and share your understanding of methods for fostering more compassion in your classroom and community.


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Lucy Thompson (Compass Education)

Lucy has been an elementary classroom teacher for over 10 years, working in Cambodia, Lebanon, Malaysia and Scotland.  She is currently teaching Grade 5 and is the Professional Learning Coordinator at International School Aberdeen. She has a passion for integrating sustainability within the classroom, especially delving into topics using systems thinking tools and exploring a variety of perspectives. Outside of work, she enjoys playing squash and being on the coast, most recently sea kayaking.


Angela Whittaker (Institute of Human Education)

Angela has dedicated her career to serving young people. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s in education from Old Dominion University, specializing in students with emotional and learning challenges. Angela has over 28 years of experience in education as a teacher. She designed and taught award-winning programs in environmental education and established a non-profit, Full Circle Education Center, created to address the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of students. Angela is a pragmatic visionary dedicated to redesigning K12 educational systems and instruction so they support and inspire young people to change the world for the betterment of all beings.


Betsy Farrell-Messenger

Betsy has been in the education field for 25 years. Her experience ranges from environmental education in the field to teaching in the classroom to co-developing farm animal sanctuary programs for youth. She has a M.S. degree in education from College of St. Rose and in 2014 she earned her graduate certificate in Humane Education through Valparaiso University. Betsy has developed lessons for IHE and participated in the Solutionary process pilot cohort with her middle school students.  She is currently a facilitator for the Solutionary Micro-Credential Program, which encourages, inspires and supports teachers in bringing the solutionary teaching and learning to their classrooms and creating the next generation of solutionaries. Betsy lives her message of being kind and mindful of how her behaviors have an impact on people, animals, and the environment.


About LearningPlanet Festival

We are official partners of the LearningPlanet Festival 2024: 24 – 27 January! Since its launch in January 2020, the annual LearningPlanet Festival has been a free, open-to-all event dedicated to celebrating education and lifelong learning. This year, we are bringing the world together on the International Day of Education, 24 January, and for 4 consecutive days, with hundreds of online and onsite events worldwide.
With over 300 partners, the Festival explores new ways of learning, teaching, researching, and making a positive impact in light of complex societal and environmental challenges. By highlighting the extraordinary diversity of actors and learning territories that are engaged at the local, national and international levels, this gathering nurtures a culture of hope and engagement.


January 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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