Kindness In School
Choosing words and actions to benefit others
without expecting a return
To practice Kindness, I will:
- show concern for others in my words and actions.
- be alert to the needs of others.
- be helpful.
- compliment others sincerely.
- be polite, friendly, and considerate.
Kindness is the First Step to Empathy
Empathy is the best tool to combat bullying. When kids feel connected to each other through empathy, bullying is reduced significantly. Kindness is the first step to empathy. When students are kind to one another, they step outside of themselves and make someone else more important for just that moment. It is part of the getting-to-know-you phase. Empathy is a big step; being willing to show kindness to another will begin to bridge the gap, build trust, and allow empathy to grow. The relationship between teacher and student also starts with kindness. Attention, warm gestures, and kind words let a student know you care and can be trusted. As you model kindness, students will imitate it with others.
How will you model kindness today?