Introduction to Compassionate Systems Frameworks in Schools
Offered by the MIT JWEL & Systems Leadership Institute
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the tools and approaches that have been developed for implementing what we call a “compassionate systems” framework. These tools are being used at both the level of classroom innovations and collective leadership in shaping a more generative school culture. In addition to introducing some of the tools in use, we will share examples from the IB prototypes with the aim that participants can begin working together on similar prototypes in their own school and classroom settings. To support this, we recommend people come in teams where they can support one another moving forward.
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