Teach for Life! CO-FOUNDER & Lead facilitator

Sura Hart


Sura Hart: Sura has been working in the field of education for thirty years, as classroom teacher in public and private schools, and director of family programs. A certified trainer with the global Center for Nonviolent Communication, in 2000 she was hired by Marshall Rosenberg to direct a two-year NVC Education Project, which resulted in The Compassionate Classroom book, and Teach for Life! Educators Institute. Sura has continued her work with Teach for Life!, as along with: consulting with schools, coaching parents, and sharing Nonviolent Communication throughout the world. She especially enjoys partnering with school communities to create No-Fault Zone™ classrooms and homes where young people and adults learn to communicate clearly & compassionately and to resolve conflicts peacefully. Sura has co-authored, with Victoria Kindle Hodson, three books: The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning; Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Co-operation; The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence. She also co-created The No-Fault Zone™ Game, a visual, hands-on tool helping people understand one another, solve problems together and resolve conflicts.
Sura’s website

Teach for Life! CO-FOUNDER & Lead facilitator

Jean Morrison


Jean Morrison: Jean has a masters in Psychology, has been CNVC trainer since 1989, and specializes in whole brain learning and thinking, experiential learning, and interactive games. She has developed and facilitated NVC trainings in schools, prisons, business teams, and community organizations, in the U.S., New Zealand, and Canada. Her private practice supports individuals, couples and families to develop their capacity for compassionate communication and peaceful living. With colleague Christine King, co-founded the regional NVC Center, NVC Santa Cruz; and they created the NVC learning materials: GROK, 15 NVC games for discovery, learning, and fun; Communication FUNdamentals, the illustrated primer for tickling your NVC funnybone; and GROK it!, a facilitators manual including over 150 NVC exercises and games.
Jean’s website


Teach for Life! Trainer

Jared Finkelstein



Jared Finkelstein believes that in a connected world it’s all about the quality of the connection.  Jared is a consultant and trainer who specializes in communication that transforms conflict into connection. Jared has over 20 years experience in alternative education. A former filmmaker and media educator, Jared taught Media Literacy to youth in Poughkeepsie, NY through the Children’s Media Project, as well as through the Summer Institute for the Gifted, The Randolph School, and the Poughkeepsie Day School. In his years as an educator he has worked closely with children as young as 3 and as old as 21, facilitating hands on experiential learning projects, coupled with character education and community building.  As a Certified Trainer with Center for Nonviolent Communication, Jared offers communication and conflict resolution training to Businesses, Community Organizations, Faith-Based Communities, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Individuals, and Families.  Contact Jared@qualityofconnection.com