Visit the Charter for Compassion International page for Partners in the Education sector.  Here's what you will find on that page:

  • What role does Education play in supporting the global movement for compassion?
  • How does an Education Organization or Institution become a Partner of the Charter for Compassion International?
  • What educational materials can I find on the site?

Developing compassion in elementary and middle-age children is akin to developing muscle strength. The more you use your muscles the stronger they get.
— "How to Instill Compassion in Children" by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.
  The Charter for Compassionate Schools   We—the students, teachers, staff, and parents of  ( named place of learning )    declare our shared commitment to the following principles, and pledge to hold ourselves and one another accountable to their realization.   We recognize that every person shares a common humanity capable both of happiness and suffering.  We pledge in our words and actions to treat everyone in this school community as we would wish to be treated, to help those around us who are in need, and to make amends when we cause another pain.   We recognize that we are a school with different abilities, body sizes, races, religions, classes, gender identities and sexual orientations.  We pledge to step into the shoes of others and see how things look from their point of view, especially when we disagree or find ourselves in conflict.   We recognize that intolerance and hatred cause suffering and that that when we stand by doing nothing, or laugh or post comments online when others bully, we contribute to the problem . We pledge to stand up to bullying and make this a school where everyone belongs.  In signing, we commit to practice the values in this Charter within our school community; in our daily interactions, whether teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-student, or student-to-student; and in the projects we undertake within our community and in the world.

The Charter for Compassionate Schools

We—the students, teachers, staff, and parents of (named place of learning) declare our shared commitment to the following principles, and pledge to hold ourselves and one another accountable to their realization.

We recognize that every person shares a common humanity capable both of happiness and suffering. We pledge in our words and actions to treat everyone in this school community as we would wish to be treated, to help those around us who are in need, and to make amends when we cause another pain.

We recognize that we are a school with different abilities, body sizes, races, religions, classes, gender identities and sexual orientations. We pledge to step into the shoes of others and see how things look from their point of view, especially when we disagree or find ourselves in conflict.

We recognize that intolerance and hatred cause suffering and that that when we stand by doing nothing, or laugh or post comments online when others bully, we contribute to the problem. We pledge to stand up to bullying and make this a school where everyone belongs.

In signing, we commit to practice the values in this Charter within our school community; in our daily interactions, whether teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-student, or student-to-student; and in the projects we undertake within our community and in the world.



Below is an article from the Oct 3, 2016 issue of Time magazine about "The Mindful Classroom," a seven-year study in Louisville, Kentucky schools called the "Compassionate Schools Project." 

"Educators increasingly believe that mindfulness can be an antidote to three of the biggest mental-health challenges that kids face:  anxiety, trouble paying attention, and bullying."  

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Developing compassion in children involves all adults stepping up to do their part—families, teachers, clergy and community leaders.
— "How to Instill Compassion in Children" by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.