In these extraordinary times, flexibility is key. Introducing, Teach Kindness: Flex Path
Uncertainty, stress, fear, anger—these are all emotions that students, their families, and maybe you are experiencing right now as a result of the ongoing health, social, and economic crises. In these difficult times, as routines have been disrupted and students experience the effects of compounding national crises, social-emotional learning has never been more important. For most, the job of an educator has never been more difficult, which is why we’re striving to make social-emotional learning easier and more readily available. You and your students are being asked to be more flexible than ever so we’re meeting you where you are and making Teach Kindness available for you to modify to be delivered in the way that best supports what learning looks like for your students right now. Despite the parameters of our traditional program, the Teach Kindness Flex Path means you don’t have to commit to 30 days or to a certain percentage of your school to join a challenge – the experience is what you and your students make of it.
We’re offering the same exceptional lessons curated by the nation’s leaders in social emotional learning but we’ve adapted them for online learning and at-home use that will allow you to use Teach Kindness in a multitude of learning environments. Stay connected to us and let us know how you use these materials and about the impact that Teach Kindness has in your classroom—whether brick and mortar, virtual, or both. We are here, in solidarity, to support you and hope to be responsive to your unique needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, ideas, or feedback.
- Three popular strategies from Harvard’s Making Caring Common, newly updated for multiple learning environments:
- A new survey for teachers to share with students to check in on their well-being: COVID Check-in
- An exercise for families to spread gratitude to others: Engaging Families
- Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s bank of lessons and additional educator resources: Berkeley