Kohler Elementary School

School of the Month: Kohler Elementary

We have visited so many INCREDIBLE schools this semester. But, one particularly stands out, which is why we selected the tiny Kohler Elementary School in Wisconsin as our March school of the month. Their army of 300 students completed 15,214 acts of kindness in 15 days. YES. Here’s a word from Miguel, who kicked off their Kindness Challenge! When it …

Quarry Lane School Julie Kelly

Quarry Lane School Honors Memory of Teacher

I had the honor of presenting the inaugural Derin C. Arac Kindness Week assemblies at Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA. Derin was a much loved and respected teacher, friend, mentor and son at Quarry Lane, and Think Kindness was lucky enough to honor Derin’s memory with school-wide assemblies on February 12th, 2018. After doing a little research, I quickly …

Do Your Beliefs Anchor Kindness or Stress?

It seems that kindness is often more common around the winter holidays.  There are reminders everywhere from signs for season’s greetings and peace on Earth, traditions of gift giving, goodwill boxes and charity promotions.  Whether it be various religions reflecting on the good in the world or on the winter solstice shifting from longer nights to increasingly longer stretches of …

Kindness in Flight

During the holiday season – inevitably, many of us will take flight to visit family, friends, and other loved ones.  Flying can be stressful.  It can bring out the best and the worst of us… and sometimes, airports leave us feeling very much alone despite the many thousand people who are around.  Luckily, kindness can rid us of the loneliness …

Treating Holiday Stress with Kindness

Shopping. Cooking. Cleaning. Sending out cards. More shopping. Work. Money. Family gatherings. Still more shopping… It’s no wonder that the holidays is not only the most joyous time of the year, but often the most stressful  as well. We get so wrapped up in everything that we need to do, we worry about how we’re going to accomplish things, making …

Inspiring our Future Through Acts of Kindness

School started up again this past week. As a teacher, I always wonder what my students will be like: Will they like my class? Are there going to be kids that need more help than others? And, possibly the most important question I can ask for my students: what kind of baggage do these kids come with that could hinder their …