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EM•PA•THY – THE CAPACITY TO UNDERSTAND AND COMMUNICATE ONE’S UNDERSTANDING OF OTHERS.

From elementary through high school, studies show that when educators are more empathic, the positive outcomes are great…

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Students’ academic effort, achievement, motivation, self-esteem, and empathy improve.

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Teachers are more culturally sensitive and more likely to intervene in a bullying situation.

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Teachers and students view their school culture more positively and report more productive and satisfying relationships.

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School leaders’ employees are happier, healthier, and view their leadership as more effective.

AN EMPATHIC EDUCATOR IS A MORE EFFECTIVE EDUCATOR,
YET MOST ARE NEVER FORMALLY TAUGHT THE BASICS OF EMPATHY.

Empathy School is FuelEd’s innovative training designed to fill this critical gap in educator preparation by helping educators master the four components of empathy:

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The Experience

Empathy School is an engaging professional development experience that combines workshops, individual support, and ongoing resources and activities that educators can continue to integrate into their professional learning communities.

Three 2-Hour Workshops

Empathy School workshops use interactive activities, group discussion, skills training, role play, and individual reflection to teach the art and science of effective listening.

One-On-Ones

Each educator also has access to personalized 50-minute One-on-One counseling experiences facilitated by a FuelEd Counselor and designed to improve empathic abilities.

Extended Learning Guide

After Empathy School, participants receive a “do-it-yourself” resource and instructional guide that includes activities, discussion prompts, and rubrics related to empathy to keep the learning going.

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Community Workshop


A two-hour workshop where educators and community members can learn about the power of relationships in education, explore the science behind why the brain is wired to connect, and understand how to leverage relationships to create positive outcomes for our schools and students.

Empathy School


A school-based, engaging 6-hour professional development experience on the art and science of effective listening that combines workshops, individual support, and ongoing follow-up resources that can be integrated into the broader learning community.

Leadership Institute


The Leadership Institute is a yearlong professional development experience, featuring more than 40 hours of training and support, and designed for education leaders to develop the interpersonal skills, emotional wellbeing, and self-awareness necessary to fuel schools with the power of relationships.

Alumni Network


After engaging in a FuelEd program, our alumni educators join our network of continued connection and continued support where can receive additional resources, participate in local gatherings, and access ongoing One-on-One support that help keep their tanks full and relationships strong.

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