Educator Professional Development

Empathy Training for Teachers

A five-hour training in the art and science of effective listening. Bring Empathy School to your campus, district, or organization.

The Art and Science of Effective Listening

As an educator have you experienced feelings of isolation or overwhelm with the emotional load of so many human needs?

You are making a difference in the lives of kids but how is your energy? How are you feeling as a role model, a colleague, and a whole person?

Empathy School was designed to both nurture and empower educators to address the overwhelming experience of isolation and the tremendous emotional burden that they carry.

Empathy School

Program Details

A five-hour, in-person training on the art and science of effective listening, Empathy School develops in educators the capacity to understand another person’s feelings or perspectives and to communicate understanding to that person. Research demonstrates that when teachers and school leaders are more empathic they develop more productive and satisfying relationships which results in a healthy school culture where students and adults thrive.

Bring online Empathy School to your campus, district, or organization.


Empathy School combines interactive activities, group discussion, skills training, role-play, and reflection to help educators master the four components of empathy

  • Taking others' perspectives
  • Recognizing others' feelings
  • Communicating an understanding of others' feelings
  • Staying out of judgement

What Educators Are Saying About Empathy School

Thank you for recognizing the importance and power of this work and for creating this program. Walking away, I am convinced that this is THE work from which all the rest of our work as teachers (as humans, really) extends. It has given me the tools to empathize and navigate some difficult conversations. It changes a thousand small things all at once . . . This year is different. I am different.


San Diego CA.

It gives you an opportunity to practice what you’re going to take back to your campus. Thank you so much.

Not only does this apply to my professional life but personal as well.

Instructional Coach

Houston, TX.

I had one teacher, a LONG time veteran tell me that this was THE best adult PD she has ever been involved in . . . it was fantastic. It was eye-opening at the very least for many people and much different from the PD they are used to getting.


Houston, TX.

I thought it was great. Your folks did a great job. It was great for me personally and for the group. All of the feedback we got back was very high. The highest validation you can get really.

Everyone needs this. Personally I have had a series of really great leadership convos. I didn't go in thinking I'm going to use my FuelEd, it was just naturally a better conversation, more authentic.

Executive Director

Atlanta, GA.

The training gave me critical self awareness that is missing from other PD. It was a new to me. That means it is new to everyone else to - I've been around a hot minute. It fundamentally informed how I look at the campus work.

School Director in Training

Denver, CO.

Why FuelEd?

Many initiatives in the SEL space focus on the social and emotional development of the student, but educators cannot possibly model this work if they have not developed personally first, nor can they be truly “trauma-informed” if they have not processed and healed from their own trauma.

With over 8 years of experience developing the emotional intelligence and self-awareness of educators, FuelEd is the premier provider for adult social-emotional learning, helping educators grow into secure attachment figures that build the kinds of relationships that heal trauma, promote brain growth, and produce optimal learning.


Can I train my staff after receiving this training?
Empathy School is for educators to experience on their own. If you would like to become a FuelEd trainer please send us a message at

Will I get materials?
All participants will receive a workbook to follow along with and take notes.

Do you offer CEUs for this session?
YES, in Texas. FuelEd is a Continuing Professional Education Provider through the Texas Education Agency. By attending Empathy School you are eligible to receive 5 continuing professional education credit hours. At the close of our program, we will provide you with a certificate of completion upon request.

According to The Texas Education Agency, you are not required to send your certificate to the Texas Education Agency. You are, however, required to maintain your certificate as documentation in case you are audited by TEA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or the Texas Education Agency at or (512) 463-5280.

Can I come late or leave early?
Every minute of the training is critical both for the information as well as the relationships you will be building so we require attendance for the entirety of the program.

Is it permitted to leave during lunchtime?
Unless there is an emergency we ask that you stay with your cohort for lunch and promise to feed you something delicious!

What if I need to cancel?
Your cancellation policy has been outlined in your service agreement so please contact the program implementation lead at your institution for more information.


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