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“District 112 started its summer with a student focused, teacher focused, energy infused workshop called A Compassionate Teaching Reset. Our teachers gave rave reviews, positive feedback, and much needed reflection and community time.”

— Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, Superintendent of North Shore School District 112 in Illinois

A Quick Message from Amelia Leighton Gamel
for back-to-school 2022-23


“I’m not here to share what I taught them, though. I’m here to share what I learned from them, because that’s what made me a better teacher.”

Listen as Amelia Leighton Gamel shares a bit about her background and how it all evolved into a high-impact, three-hour training program.

Presenting Professional Learning focused
on Keeping Great Teachers Teaching
in the 2022-23 school year


“According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 68 percent of principals surveyed are concerned about teacher shortages and report it has been more difficult to hire qualified teachers since COVID-19. History has shown that shortages disproportionately impact students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities, and often rural communities.”

— U.S. Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona, Ed.D.

Districts can spend more than $20,000 on each new hire, including school and district expenses related to separation, recruitment, hiring, and training. These investments don’t pay their full dividend when newly hired teachers leave within one or two years.

According to the NEA, approximately 48% of teachers are thinking of leaving their positions. Meanwhile, cohorts are dropping in schools of education. School districts must take steps now to retain quality educators.

We can help with proven training that provides immediate results in tough times.

Re-ignite that sense of purpose.

Empower all educators to understand and reframe student behaviors in these high-pressure, post-COVID, very different times.

Leverage the force that brought them to this profession in the first place: compassion.

The professional learning that educators love

This high-impact training is based on the 5-star rated book Compassionate Teaching by Amelia Leighton Gamel.

Each Compassionate Teaching Reset training includes 20 copies of the book

  • Restore a sense of purpose for teachers and administrators

  • Support positive student behaviors that dramatically impact learning

  • Inspire a shared school culture grounded in belonging & engagement

  • Improve faculty and staff morale and satisfaction for a job well done

3 hours of professional learning create an immediate impact

A powerful training where teachers experience a transformational shift in their understanding and reframing of students’ behaviors

Informed by a clear description of how under-resourced cultures impact students (and their families) and how that plays out in classrooms, attendees leave this session prepared to put compassionate, high-impact practices to immediate use.

Educators and leaders gain deep insight into how they can build compassionate teaching into everything they do in the classroom

Using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, attendees gain actionable insight into how their own beliefs, thoughts and feelings can interfere with, or promote, compassionate approaches when responding to challenging student situations.

About Amelia Leighton Gamel

Amelia Leighton Gamel, a nationally recognized educator, author, trainer and speaker, delivers uniquely impactful and thought-provoking training sessions that are improving teacher retention and morale at schools throughout the United States. The effectiveness and popularity of her training program have led to the formation of Equitable EDU, LLC, through which she provides highly interactive professional development to pre K-20 educators. Gamel first put her commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into practice as an educator in a K-12 urban school system, where she purposefully and successfully created and modeled equity-minded and race-conscious teaching. With nearly 10 years of K-12 teaching experience, she then worked in higher ed as a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and tenured Assistant Professor. Gamel has authored numerous academic books and publications that address how educators can leverage the power of compassion to help students succeed. Gamel is also a recurring guest on Education Talk Radio and other media platforms that focus on groundbreaking professional development.

Contact us for more information

Call Larry Jacobs at (978) 712-8187, email, or use the form below.