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Compassionate classrooms are built one learner at a time. Be that learner. It’s time.

Bullying prevention and character building programs are deepening our awareness of how today’s kids struggle and how we might help, but many agree: They aren’t enough to create school cultures where students and staff flourish.

This is what inspired us to begin seeking out systems and educators who were getting things right.

We’re Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray, authors of Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms. And this is our online course.

Our experiences have taught us that the real game changers are using a human-centered approach. Inspired by other design thinkers, many teachers are creating learning environments where seeking a greater understanding of themselves and others is the highest standard.

They’re also realizing that compassion is best cultivated in the classroom, not the boardroom or the auditorium. 

Are you eager to make this kind of difference in your own classroom, but uncertain how? We can help.

Let’s do these things together: 

  • Define a clear vision for YOUR compassionate classroom, school, and system.
  • Assess the alignment between your vision and your practices and policies.
  • Adopt empathy building approaches that enable you to truly see your students and respond to their needs.
  • Refine your curriculum, test new instructional practices, and rethink assessment–with classroom culture in mind.
  • Deepen compassion across all grade levels and content areas without compromising content or scrambling to attend to standards.

Do you need to read the book to take our course? No. But if you’d like to, you can order it right here.

What’s included:

Protocols that inspire strengths-focused teaching and learning

Download, implement, and reflect on your experiences with students

Strategy Toolbox

A collection of practical tools and strategies that can be used with all grade levels, as you pursue content standards.

Video Library

Things to watch and share with your students, as you deepen your understanding of compassion and begin building it with intention.

An Invitation to Connect

Jump into our office hours for one thirty minute reflective session. Share your needs and problem solve with Angela or Ellen.

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Individual Registration


  • Unlimited access to all course modules
  • Unlimited access to a growing collection of supplemental resources
  • One thirty minute virtual meeting with Ellen or Angela
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Site License


  • Unlimited access to all course modules for an entire building staff
  • Unlimited access to a growing collection of supplemental resources
  • One thirty minute virtual staff meeting, led by Angela or Ellen
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These are our most frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you have others.

When does this course begin, and how will I be supported?

This is a self-paced online course, and all necessary content is embedded within each course and lesson module. Other than your virtual meeting, which you may schedule at a time of your choosing, there are no grades, no deadlines, no scheduled meetings, and no need to work at an instructor’s pace.

May I earn PD credit for this course?

With administrator approval. Please contact us if you require a letter. This course takes twenty clock hours to complete.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes! Please contact us to arrange this.

What's the difference between an individual registration and a site license?

Individuals register to access the course themselves. A site license provides building leaders the opportunity to make the course available to an entire staff.

Will you share my personal information?


What if I'm dissatisfied with the course?

You may request a full refund within thirty days of purchase.