A lesson in kindness/ ideas for teachers and counselors
With school in session, teachers in addition to the daily curriculum begin the year with a focus on kindness to establish boundaries for behavior.
Kindness ripples as it cuts through meanness.
‘Each little thing we do goes out into the world touching more and more people. Each thing we do can be kind, mean, or just a missed opportunity. The one certainty is that kindness can rip through meanness. Kindness interjected at any moment diminishes the ripple of negativity.’ R. L. Brown
As a counselor, I used two books to compare kindness: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deeds by Emily Pearson
Every act of KINDNESS creates a ripple.
What will you do to start a ripple of kindness in your classroom, at home, or among your peers?
Other Books: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig Kindness is Cool Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler How Full is Your Bucket? By Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer