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Creating Caring Classrooms

How to Encourage Students to Communicate, Create and Be Compassionate of Others

Kathleen Gould Lundy (author) Larry Swartz (author)

ISBN: 9781551382708

Publication Date: Mar 2012

Format: Paperback

This passionate book is about community, compassion, and creativity; it is about caring for others. It is also about helping students care about their work. Teachers will learn how to establish inclusive classrooms where kindness and concern become crucial backdrops for critical conversations. They will be introduced to simple but profound strategies that initiate and maintain respectful dialogue, promote collaboration over competition, and confront difficult issues such as bullying and exclusion.

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Pages 160
Date Published 30 Mar 2012
Publisher Pembroke Publishers
Subject/s Education  

Kathleen Gould Lundy has been involved in teaching and the arts for more than 30 years. A popular speaker and education leader, Kathy has worked on the development of curriculum documents and instructional videos on many aspects of literacy and learning. Coordinator of Destination Arts at York University, a joint venture of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts, she was coordinator of dramatic arts and dance at the Toronto District School Board for many years. She has been involved in the development of ground-breaking educational programs including BOLDPRINT and TIMELINE.


Larry Swartz has explored literature-based learning with students and teachers for more than 30 years in North America, England, New Zealand, and China. As a classroom teacher, consultant, and instructor with OISE/University of Toronto, he has inspired colleagues and children alike to learn in new and exciting ways. Larry is a well-known speaker and workshop leader.

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