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Ireland's Changemaker Schools!

Introducing Ireland’s first five Changemaker Schools - a new programme created by Ashoka to identify, support and connect innovative schools around the world!

Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative

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What Works: A Road Map for Unleashing Empathy in Schools

Over the last several months, those of us at Start Empathy – along with a core group of Ashoka Fellows, leading educators and partners – have worked to identify, distill, and categorize dozens of promising empathy building insights and activities. In short, we’ve been asking people: “What works?”
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Mon, August 11, 2014
Signing your child up for team sports may seem like a great way to help them build friendships and develop a sense of belonging among peers. Unfortunately, that may not happen if the team sport is too competitive. Youth sports teams often start out innocent enough....
Submitted by Lennon Flowers on Tue, July 15, 2014
When it comes to combating bullying and making schools safer places to learn, it’s time we took the seatbelt approach. Rather than focus exclusively on punishments and reactionary responses, what can we do to prevent bad behavior from happening in the first place? It...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Thu, June 12, 2014
We hear all the time about learning for the 21st century and the need for U.S. schools to prepare our students to effectively compete internationally. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) predominate the conversation and yet there is often one critical area...

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October 17, 2013

 As a result of a rising concern for suicides caused by cyber-bullying, Ashoka Changemaker school Georgetown Day School was recently recognized for its emphasis on fostering empathy among its students. Bob Barnard...

October 6, 2013

Learn more about the importance of user experience and design-thinking in business and technology. Heather A. explains the importance of UX, the evolution of traditional business thinking to...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "Everyone wants to "make a difference" but with an overwhelming array of charitable causes and organizations, the question is:how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book,...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "A Path Appears," by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn  is about making a difference here and abroad. According to its publisher it is  a  sweeping tapestry of people who are using research, evidence-based...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/10/14 Ashoka is honored to announce the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate for education.The Norwegian Nobel...

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