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June 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Parents & Educators Workshop with Ellen Feig Gray & Angela Stockman


June 3, 2018
12:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


HACKING SCHOOL CULTURE: Bullying prevention and character building programs are deepening our awareness of how today’s kids struggle and how we might help, but many agree: They aren’t enough to create school cultures where students and staff flourish. This inspired Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray to begin seeking out systems and educators who were getting things right.

Read it today–fix it tomorrow

Their experiences taught them that the real game changers are using a human-centered approach. Inspired by other design thinkers, many teachers are creating learning environments where seeking a greater understanding of themselves and others is the highest standard. They’re also realizing that compassion is best cultivated in the classroom, not the boardroom or the auditorium. It’s here that we learn how to pull one another close. It’s here that we begin to negotiate the distances between us, too.

Ready to begin but uncertain how? Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Protocols that inspire strengths-focused teaching and learning
  • Tools for starting hard conversations, coaching critical questioning, and sustaining respectful communication
  • Experiential learning models that improve school culture
  • Approaches that encourage activism while enabling people to resolve conflicts peacefully
  • Design thinking strategies that empower human-centered decision-making

Compassionate classrooms are built one learner at a time. Be that learner. It’s time.

About the Authors:

Ellen Feig Gray began her career 40 years ago as developmental psychology researcher, and since then has been applying relevant findings from positive psychology, communications, and the science of happiness and well-being to support parents and others who  raise and educate children and teens. She uses her expertise to advocate for young people in various ways, including developing policies and practices for television broadcasts, advertising guidelines, marketing communications campaigns, as well as working with nonprofit organizations. As founder of Parent with Perspective she provides practical wisdom and expert advice, through coaching, workshops, talks, blog posts and articles. Ellen is the co-author of Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms by Hack Learning.

Angela Stockman is a writer, teacher, and professional learning service provider. Over the last decade, she’s supported teachers of writing in over seventy different school districts throughout the United States and Canada. Angela’s areas of expertise include curriculum design, instructional coaching, formative assessment design, standards-based grading, and pedagogical documentation. The author of Make Writing: 5 Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop into a Maker Space, Angela founded The WNY Young Writers’ Studio, a community of writers and teachers of writing in western New York State. She enjoys helping other school and community leaders design, launch, and sustain similar spaces within and beyond the four walls of their schools. Angela has taught at the graduate level, she has supervised student teachers, and she has lea curriculum and assessment design initiatives inside of multiple university departments. She also works with business and nonprofit leaders to craft and share meaningful narratives about the organizations they serve. You may find Angela on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. She also blogs in her own space: www.angelastockman.com.