Coverage Archive: Educating with Empathy conference

Learning and the Brain Learning and the Brain’s Educating with Empathy conference took place from Feb. 15-17 in San Francisco.’s Chris Wiebe was at the conference and live-tweeting highlights throughout the event.

“This conference will explore the ‘Science of Human Goodness’ and how empathy, compassion, and kindness
are hardwired in the brain and are essential for human survival,” conference organizers said heading into the event. Attendees were to “learn how to cultivate empathy and compassion in (their) students; discover how to reduce bullying and suspensions; and examine new ways to strengthen compassion, cooperation, collaboration, and achievement in children and teens.”

Among the featured speakers were James Doty, Dacher Keltner, Paul Bloom, Michele Borba, John Medina, Kelly McGonigal, Shauna Shapiro, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, and Jamil Zaki.

Review our Twitter coverage of the conference here:

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