~ Tim Huff, Compassion Series Lead
About our values-based approach
Our values-based interactive classroom programs and speaking sessions for children, youth, educators and education leaders are hallmarked by great sensitivity to and respect for the public schools’ and public school boards’ inclusiveness protocol, and honouring of all cultures and beliefs.
Quite simply, The Compassion Series’ values-based agenda in public schools is to gently and meaningfully challenge children and youth to recognize how they look at their world, and where there is assumption, judgment or fear, to choose instead the lens of compassion and understanding.
What you can expect
All specialty presentations are designed in consultation and agreement with the host educator or administration. Whether we’re looking closely at specific social justice matters around homelessness, disabilities or indigenous peoples, or at broader conversations on service and kindness, the aim of The Compassion Series values-based sessions is to invite children and young people to become the generation that transforms society into a more aware, engaged, united and compassionate population. Compassion Series sessions are ideal launching pads for meaningful and creative follow up lessons and assignments in writing, art, drama, history and more.
Values-Based Sessions for Students
Understanding Homelessness - Interactive Single Classroom
Understanding Homelessness - School Assembly
Interactive Junior High & High School Sessions
Specialty talks for teenage audiences are story-filled, and pro-compassion focussed, including the popular theme – “A Radical Truth; gentleness and thoughtfulness are the true new counterculture”.
University and College addresses
It's Hard Not to Stare - Interactive Single Classroom
The Compassion Series offers interactive single classroom 75-90 minute sessions for children (K-8) built around one of its original resources, the award-winning children’s book It’s Hard Not to Stare: Helping Children Understand Disabilities.
It's Hard Not to Stare - School Assembly
The Compassion Series offers full school assemblies for children (K-8) built around one of its original resources, the award-winning children’s book It’s Hard Not to Stare: Helping Children Understand Disabilities.
Values-based Sessions For Parents and Educators
Compassion Series parent and educator sessions are designed to encourage and inspire the adults who pour into the lives of the cherished next generation.