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Educational Trauma

The Empathy Movement in K12 Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 02.25.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

On January 30, 2016, the super fun Design Camp SD took place in San Diego, California. It was organized by the spectacular and yet very humble Dr. Eri...

The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in sp...

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

Mindfulness Without Borders & The YMCA Academy: Transcendental Education for the 21st Century

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 05.03.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Mindfulness based education for children and teens requires specialized training, delivery, awareness, and skill. It can seem as easy as implementing one simple lesson in a classroom, but to truly hold space for the powerful development that can occur requires very special attention and skill.

Empathy in Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Educational trauma is a term I coined to capture the lack of empathy I was noticing. It is the inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against consumers and producers of the system.

Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Modern education relies on a variety of different sources of information for discovery and drawing conclusions. Among the sources are mixed media such as videos, podcasts or text. Experts in the community can also be sought to convey information to students. In DT, students learn more about the problem they are trying to solve. They do this by going on field trips or visit an expert in a lab, workshop, or studio, for example.