It has always struck me the fact that students hardly ever greet their teachers when they meet or come across in the school corridors. It is so shocking! On the other hand, when working with my students on how to improve the school climate, one of the aspects they would like to change is the way teachers and students relate and the way students deal with each other. However, they did not come up with any idea on how to carry out any action that may favour a better relationship at school.
That´s when I started figuring out how to tackle this matter in a playful and diverting way. I had been gathering resources to work on kindness one day. I found out that in North American schools, kindness is celebrated in February and students are encouraged to do a random act of kindness to others as part of teaching values at school. I thought that was great!
On the other hand, I had been searching for a way t...
This is the letter students and teachers have received to become aware of the importance of being kind to others. This has also been the official announcement of the activity to be done during the cultural week.
Imagine a world ....
where people look out for each other.
where we all pay it forward.
where success is measured in selfless acts.
where kindness is the philosophy of life.
It’s easy to think of kindness as an innate talent, something you either possess... or don’t.
But that’s not the case. Kindness is a skill – and like any skill, it can be developed with practice and repetition.
This week we will perform random acts of kindness towards others. I encourage you to partake in these acts daily and maybe join in on the fun as well!
Acts of kindness are not only special for the receiver, but also for the doer! I would love to see more kindnes...