Compassionate Communication (CC), also known as Non-Violent Communication (NVC), is a way of interacting with others using honest self-expression and empathy. Sometimes described as "the language of the heart," it strengthens our ability to respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others, and how to resolve conflicts by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting. Effective communication is a key component to success at Woodland because of the democratic nature and consensus-based decision making elements the school practices.

The voice of each student is integral to the school and its happenings.

Visit The Center for Non-Violent Communication to learn more of Marshal Rosenberg's theory and models.