David A. Levine

David A. Levine is a teacher, trainer, facilitator, author, and musician who has made an indelible impact on students, teachers, and parents throughout the United States and abroad since 1984. David’s work in professional development and student training focuses on bully prevention, creating emotional safety in school, developing leadership skills, and creating initiatives that build community. David has taught elementary, middle and high school, and he was the chief trainer for the U.S. Department of Education’s Northeast Regional Center for Safe and Drug-Free Schools for four years.

David is internationally renowned for using music as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue. His embedded professional development model, the School of Belonging, has been  implemented for urban youth in four Bronx schools in New York City.

David’s workshops offer the tools to create caring classrooms that foster empathy and inclusion. The workshops also provide an in-depth approach to creating an emotionally safe learning community. Using the strategies illustrated in his books Teaching Empathy: A Blueprint for Caring, Compassion, and Community; The School of Belonging Plan Book; and Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring. David helps workshop participants design educational environments geared to the individuality and potential of each student.

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