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211 resources with the concept kindness

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My Life—My Mental Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Between peer pressure, an onslaught of hormones, and brand new responsibilities, the teenage years can be emotionally volatile. Equip young adults with coping mechanisms and a safe place to discuss their feelings with a guided lesson...
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A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
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The Nature of Happiness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The U.S. Constitution states that the pursuit of happiness is an inalienable right. The United Nations' Global Happiness Index ranks countries according to the happiness of its citizens. As part of a discussion of the nature of...
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Wonder in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Would you rather be right, or would you rather be kind? A novel unit based on R.J. Palacio's Wonder focuses on the need to be kind to others and to accept their differences. As learners read the book, they discuss the themes of family...
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Gratitude Journal

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If you asked a fifth grader what went wrong in their day, you may get a more thorough answer than if you asked what went well. Help young learners find moments of gratitude throughout the week with a journal template that focuses on...
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Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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Kindness in the News

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes it can be difficult to find positive items in the midst of all of the negative news, but acts of kindness are occurring around us every day. Inspire class members to find and document positive news stories in a lesson plan that...
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The “R” Word

For Teachers 7th Standards
At the root of every case of discrimination is simple ignorance. Instruct class members to not only become aware of the plights of others, but of the levels of their own ignorance, with an activity and discussion about cultural and...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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Facing Tough Situations Book Report

For Teachers 8th Standards
You can learn a lot more from a great book than figurative language and elements of plot. A lesson that focuses on acts of kindness and facing adversity blends into a book report activity in which learners focus on attributes that allow...
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Creative Compliment Cards

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars spread good cheer and creativity with compliment cards for their friends and family. Cards include poems, drawings, or magazine clippings that represent special talents and abilities. 
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Genuine Compliments

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A compliment isn't a compliment unless it's genuine. Following a share, inspire, empower, and act routine, scholars gather in small groups to discuss what a a compliment is and how to best compliment someone. Then, they prove their...
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Who Are You?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
An interactive game of Bingo prompts scholars to discover and encourage their peers' strengths and talents — swimming, telling jokes, listening well, and more!  
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Kindness is the focus of a lesson that follows a share, inspire, empower, and act routine. Scholars share with peers, their dreams, talents, and strengths. They reflect on their character, set goals for self-improvement, and offer random...
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“I Am” Poems

For Students 8th Standards
Middle schoolers express themselves with a series of activities focused on revealing their identities. After discussing their hopes for their future selves, class members work on I Am poems about their own personality traits, and draft...
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Creating a Kind Community at School

For Students 8th Standards
A community based in kindness doesn't have room for bullying! Inspire middle schoolers to sow kindness in their class community with a cumulative lesson on combating bullying. They create a poster, create a kindness club, and discuss...
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Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes

For Students 8th Standards
Can you ever know about someone's situation without living through it? Eighth graders learn more about understanding another person's experience and perspective with a instructional activity on empathy. After completing research about...
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Become an Upstander!

For Students 8th Standards
It's easier to be a bystander to a bullying situation than many people think. Teach eighth graders to be upstanders rather than bystanders with a lesson plan focused on kindness, assertiveness, and reaching out to those in need of a friend.
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What is Bullying?

For Students 8th Standards
Bullying has no chance if people stand up for those being bullied. Eighth graders learn the difference between being an upstander and being a bystander, and discuss a selection of scenarios with a small group to decide what they would do...
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Cool to Be Kind

For Students 5th Standards
Make a connection between empathy and bullying with a reading passage that has readers thinking about other people's feelings. After reading, learners respond to ten reading comprehension questions involving short answer and multiple...
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Buddy or Bully?

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Reinforce kind behavior with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read 10 scenarios and decide whether a behavior is buddy-like or bully-like by coloring a happy or sad face.  
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The Lion and the Mouse

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Encourage good deeds and enhance vocabulary with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse, in which a lion and a mouse offer kindness to one another.
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The Best Me I Can Be!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves they can be with a activity that examines character traits and personal growth. Starting with an assessment, learners identify their personal and work habits—both strengths and...
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Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.