This introduction to the work of Creating Compassionate Cultures is the first comprehensive overview of the unique pedagogy of The
Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength and Compassion, developed by Pam and a
dedicated team of teachers at Tara Redwood School in Soquel, California over
the last 20 years.
Suitable for teachers and parents everywhere, the book
contains 35 ready-to-use sample lesson plans aimed at unlocking the limitless
potential of all children to grow and develop with knowledge, strength and
compassion. Its blend of philosophy, psychology, spirituality and science has
the potential to make a unique contribution to education and to the well being
of children and teachers worldwide.
108 color-printed pages on high-quality gloss paper.
Pam Cayton spent 10 years in Nepal studying Asian philosophy and religion and
teaching English to Buddhist monks. During this time Pam also organized courses
in Buddhist philosophy and meditation for Western students and co-founded The
Himalayan Yogic Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1988 Pam moved to the United
States where she completed her Montessori training at Montessori World
Education Institute and the ECE department of Cabrillo College. In 1989 she
started Tara Redwood School with the aim of educating the whole child: to
convey the joy of learning and also to provide a foundation for the emotional
and inner development of each child. The success of Tara Redwood School
encouraged Pam to found Creating Compassionate Cultures to develop training
programs, tools and resources and share them with educators around the world.