As the Founder and Director of Teaching Empathy Inc., David Levine has been teaching, inspiring, and motivating teachers to re-discover the joy they once felt when they entered the teaching profession. The daily stressors that teachers feel and the frustration they live with many days of the school year will not change unless they take action to change how they respond to the new reality of school reform. It is imperative for all educators (teachers, administrators and support personnel), to embrace the potential to teach pro-social skills while building a classroom community where bullying is minimized within the systems changes ...See All
University of New Hampshire; Bachelor of Arts Degree
Lesley College; MEd; Creative Arts in Learning
Qmetrics; Emotional intelligence mapping certification training
David is an educator, workshop leader, keynote presenter, recording artist and past recipient of The Parents' Choice Gold Award for Children's music. He is the author of 3 books including Teaching Empathy and The School of Belonging, and his books are used in teacher and administrator training all over the world.
He has been featured in the NY Times, National Public Radio and on WABC TV for his teaching of empathy as a bully prevention strategy. David is best known for the use of music through his signature reflective practice: Music Dialogue for Inner Action (MDIA)
In this specialty session, David will present how to implement three specific classroom/culture building tools from his book Building Classroom Communities: The Listening Wheel, The Fishbowl, and The Community Meeting. Conflict resolution, planning and problem solving will also be explored. Although this service is offered on-line, you may wish to contact David through his Learn It LIve Inbox and request a workshop on-site for you school.