Engaging students around the themes of kindness, inclusion, and equity.
Looking for direct engagement with your students? Changing Perspectives offers both on-site and virtual student workshops and presentations. All student engagement opportunities focus around the themes of kindness, inclusion, and equity with the goal of helping students to become leaders in their communities.
On-site student presentations are tailored to each school we visit. On-site presentations are hands on, engaging and focus around the issues surrounding empathy, differences, inclusion, kindness, and being open to and accepting of diversity.
Virtual student presentations are typically 30 minutes in length using the school’s preferred online meeting platform. Sessions are either live, which allows for some Q&A, or pre-recorded. Standard offerings are below can be customized to best suit your needs.
- What does it mean to be different
Through the power of personal storytelling students will learn about what it is like to grow up looking and feeling different from other kids. This presentation will focus on how each one of us are different and not to judge a book by it’s cover.
- Visible vs Invisible
This workshop will help students understand the difference between visible and invisible differences. That each of us are different from one another but many of those differences are not obvious on the outside and you have to take the time to get to know someone in order to learn about ALL of their differences.
- Empathy in Action
What is empathy and how is it so much more than simply “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes”. This presentation will help students to unpack empathy and really think about what does empathy look like and sound like.
- I Wonder
This workshop is only relevant to students who have read the book Wonder by RJ Palacio. For this session it is essentially a Q and A time for students to ask Changing Perspectives Executive Director Sam Drazin questions about his life experience. The purpose is to help bring Wonder to life for students in a new and unique way.