Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power-hungry, but research by Dacher Keltner finds that we are hard-wired to be kind. Watch the linked video to start the discussion of whether students feel we are hard-wired for kindness or survival of the fittest.
In an effort to combat both online and offline bullying, the Ad Council has released ‘Because of You,’ a new Bullying Prevention message aimed at heightening self-awareness and reflection among teens. The new work encourages teens to consider the impact of their actions to create a more empathetic, inclusive culture.
Giving genuine compliments whether it be verbally in a share circle or in writing for “Person of the Day” is a great way to build kindness and community into your class.
Self Care is an important topic to kick off any discussion about kind action. By caring for ourselves kindly we create the right conditions to effectively project kindness outwards.