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All Things Considered
Wed February 12, 2014
Teaching Teachers To Teach Civility And Empathy
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.
Recently UNH’s teaching program began a course in Courage to Care training in the Department of Education.
Malcolm Smith joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about the course and on the program as a whole.