Extending Compassion to Online Students
Abstract: Stress has been found to negatively impact student learning and success (Kassymova et al., 2019). The pandemic has presented opportunities for educators to re-think the delivery of online instruction. As educators shift to reimagine the future of online learning it is important to learn from the challenges and to hold on to the opportunities that presented themselves as we endured a force to remote learning and working (Bartlett & Warren, 2021). Determining the best practices based upon shared learning experiences will allow us to gain tools and resources to support and serve one another and students moving forward. Research specific to the development of compassion centers around positive psychology (Cassell et al., 2002; Goetz et al., 1010) of the individual and group levels of demonstrating compassion.