Kindness in the Classroom
Posted February 2019
Research shows that even very young children have innate tendencies to be kind and that the joy from being kind boosts levels of happiness. Even though kindness is an innate quality, it needs to be fostered, modelled and practiced. How can you foster kindness in your classroom? Join us to learn why kindness is important and how it can be supported through things such as teacher modelling, classroom routines, and project-based learning. Research shows that joy from being kind boosts levels of happiness. Learn why kindness is important and how you can foster it in the classroom.
At the end of this module you will be able to:
- Understand the concept of kindness and how it supports learning and health.
- Reflect on how to use practical classroom examples and evidence based resources for modeling, practicing and teaching the concept of kindness.
- Understand the importance of self-care and have practical examples and tools to plan and activate your own self-care practices.
Grade: K – 9
Audience: Educator, TA/ Assistant/ Support Staff
Category: Health Promotion
Est. Time: 60 – 90 minutes of self-learning at your own pace
Learning Level: Introductory
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I liked how the course talked about not only kindness ideas and activities for students but for staff and teachers as well. In addition to all of this it also talked about how to reach out and do kindness activities in the community. I thought this was great because as teachers we do not want students just to be good learners but good people as a whole!