Actively Caring for People in Schools
How to Cultivate a Culture of Compassion
This 108-page teaching/training manual shows you how to cultivate an optimal teaching/learning culture that prevents interpersonal conflict and bullying behavior. Leading-edge research-based lessons from psychological science are tailored for educational settings. Insightful dialogue-framed questions and proactive exercises are provided for one-on-one and group education/training.
Teachers, school administrators, parents, and school resource officers who read, discuss, and practice the research-based content of this manual will be well prepared and empowered to initiate and nurture an actively-caring-for-people (AC4P) culture at their centers of learning.
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. For 47 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He has authored, edited, or co-authored 36 books, 82 book chapters, 39 training programs, 259 magazine articles, and more than 300 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior change interventions to improve quality of life on a large-scale. Each of the articles in this issue reflects this mission of applied behavioral science, as does his most recent book: “Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People.”