Encouragement

It is desired by all human kind to be accepted by their surroundings. Students hope to be accepted by their peers and teachers, employees hope to be accepted by their coworkers and boss; in general, people seek some type of acceptance or importance from others. When a student isn’t understanding the school material all that well and a teacher discourages …

30-Day Kindness Challenge

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s almost time for people across the country to begin the daily practice of gratitude. This year I’m taking a different approach – one that I think will inspire a deeper sense of gratitude while also helping me develop a stronger kindness practice throughout the year. I’m calling it the 30-Day Kindness Challenge. The 30-Day Kindness …

Kindness is Contagious: Ideas for Teachers and the Rest of Us

Kindness is contagious.  You see it all around with an act of kindness spreading at a coffee shop or with children on a mission for random acts of kindness at school.  People like to be seen as good people.  We like to feel like a good person.  And very little can make us feel as good as performing acts of …

Rocking Kindness in the Classroom and Beyond

When celebrities “rock” the latest fashions, they look good. When rocks are dropped into water, they create ripples that extend outward from their point of entry. What do these two observations have to do with one another? By merging these two concepts, and encouraging our children to start “rocking kindness,” by doing good deeds and including others whenever they see …