Generosity In School

vs. stinginess

Managing resources to freely give

To practice Generosity I will:

      • share what I have with others
      • reuse and recycle
      • give of my time and talents
      • praise the qualities I see in others
      • not expect anything in return

Generosity begins with Empathy

We are motivated to give to those less fortunate when we feel empathy with the receiver.  Classrooms are no different.  For students to feel generous to other students, there needs to be a connection that starts with empathy.  The same is true for giving to the local community needs.  It needs to be more about the connection than winning the pizza party for collecting the most pennies.  Building empathy starts with simple interactions and grows to include deeper conversations.  Activities that identify similarities (like our TeamBuilding Activities) help students realize how much their classmates are like them.  If similarities are good, are differences bad?  No.  Differences add new perspectives, unique skills, and fresh ideas that keep things interesting. Once the empathy connection is created, Generosity to others will flow naturally.

-Jill Tomey

The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Generosity.