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3 Ways To Use Morning Meetings To Improve Wellbeing & Behavior
Education | Children | Classroom Activities | Mental Health | Social and Emotional Learning

3 Ways to Use Morning Meetings to Improve Wellbeing & Behavior

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailDaily morning meetings are fabulous for helping kids who are feeling anxious or isolated due to lengthy lockdowns and changes to their routine. As we settle into a new way of life with COVID-19, some students have gone back to school but for those who are still distance…

Punch It Bulletin Board – Classroom Management And Incentive Activity
Stories of Kindness | Children | Classroom Activities | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Punch It Bulletin Board – Classroom Management and Incentive Activity

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailDo you need a behavior management system that encourages kindness, caring, friendship and best effort?If you need a new way to inspire students to step outside their comfort zone to try new things, need them to step up in the effort department or have kids with disruptive behavior,…

How To Develop Positive Character Traits At School And Home
Children | Bullying | Classroom Activities | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

How to Develop Positive Character Traits at School and Home

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailHow are character traits developed?It’s a given that parents want their kids to grow up with good set of values and positive character traits. Kindness, compassion, perseverance, honesty, and respect are just some of the traits we want to instill in our kids. Charles Starkey, Associate Professor of Philosophy studies emotion…

Teacher Creates Project So Students Can Touch Hearts
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Teacher Creates Project so Students Can Touch Hearts

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailThis teacher started a project to show his students that everyone can have a positive impact on someone else’s life. He wanted them to see first-hand how their kindness could bring some hope to someone going through something tough.  As someone with a loved one who’s been through…

Teach Kindness And Empathy To Reduce Bullying At School And Online
Bullying | Children | Education | Kindness | Social and Emotional Learning

Teach Kindness and Empathy to Reduce Bullying at School and Online

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailWhy do we need to teach kindness and empathy?Experts advocate that we must teach kindness and empathy in schools to reduce bullying. Why? Because kindness is the antithesis of bullying and empathy is the foundation of kindness.   Being kind means that you consider the needs, feelings, and concerns…

Tips To Help You Nurture A Culture Of Kindness At Your School
Children | Education | Kindness | Social and Emotional Learning

Tips to Help You Nurture a Culture of Kindness at Your School

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailBuild a culture of kindness to improve wellbeing and reduce bullying!We’re so fortunate to have several kindness days and weeks throughout the year that help highlight the importance of teaching kindness in schools. While these days are amazing for prompting educators, positive character traits should be encouraged each…

Tips For Starting A Kindness Club To Improve Wellbeing And Inclusion At School
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Tips for Starting a Kindness Club to Improve Wellbeing and Inclusion at School

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailBe inspired to start a kindness club to create an inclusive school community!It’s heart-warming to see so many teachers embracing kindness and having such a big focus on character education in their classroom.It’s obvious to me that kindness should be taught in schools because it’s the foundation on…

The Watermelon Shield – Book Review & Author’s Reflections
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The Watermelon Shield – Book Review & Author’s Reflections

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailBook Title:  The Watermelon ShieldAuthors:  Rose McCallum (she/her) and Finn McCallum (they/them)Illustrator:  mikemotz.comFor ages:  6-10 years (a good read for all ages)Topics:  bullying, kindness, compassion, empathy, character development, juvenile self-helpRelated learning areas:  social and emotional learning (SEL), well-being/self-confidence, communication/healthy boundaries Continue Reading

Kindness Advent Calendar To Build Character Traits This Christmas
Children | Classroom Activities | Education | Kindness | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Kindness Advent Calendar to Build Character Traits this Christmas

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailGet your free advent calendar below!Ho, ho, ho!! Many of us go into denial when Christmas rolls around again. What? Um, it’s time to get out the advent calendar but didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? I’m pretty sure science hasn’t proven it, but I’m convinced that time goes…

10 Reasons Teaching Kindness At School Is Essential To Reduce Bullying
Bullying | Education | Kindness

10 Reasons Teaching Kindness at School Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailTeaching Kindness can Change the Culture of Your School!Phrases like “random acts of kindness” and “pay it forward” have become popular terms in modern society. There are even special days dedicated to being kind and organizations who specialize in altruism. But why has kindness become so popular? Perhaps it’s…

A Principal Inspires Teachers To Spread Kindness At School
Education | Kindness

A Principal Inspires Teachers to Spread Kindness at School

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailOur elementary school serves approximately 800 students PreK-3rd grades. The week of February 11th, 2018 happened to be “Random Acts of Kindness Week” so I challenged the staff to a Kindness Challenge — I challenged them to complete these simple, kind acts that would make our students’ and colleagues’…