So, I've been thinking…
** What if we started off our new school years with an intentional effort to spread kindness in our classrooms?
** What if we found a way to create a classroom where simply being kind to everyone comes first?
** What if that spills out over into the hallways?
** What if it even makes its way into the bathrooms? (I know, sounds gross…but hold tight!)
I think that simply being kind to everyone, even when we are tired, hungry, or just plain fussy, is a great way to keep positive energy in our classrooms!
We are the leaders in our classrooms. And we all know that a group is only as good as its leader. So why not go out of our way to model kindness every day, especially to the kids who we feel don't deserve it? Or even the ones who aren't so kind to us in return?
I came up with 4 practical ways we can all help spread kindness throughout our classrooms and our schools.
These are not crazy elaborate ideas. They are actually quite simple, making even less of an excuse for us to not be intentional about being KIND every day!
NUMBER 1: Introduce Kindness Cards
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NUMBER 2: Make Smile! mini posters for the bathroom mirrors!
But, then I saw the message…
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NUMBER 3: Plaster the halls with Smiles!
Have your kids create their own posters, or click on the link below for these FREE templates!
NUMBER 4: Build Each Other Up With Kindness (the long, personal story part)
You can grab these free pages to use or create your own
Before I end this post, let me tell a personal story that speaks to the power of KINDNESS
I'm going to be totally honest here.
He broke me down.
He mocked me for my questions. Everyone heard.
He stole my confidence.
He made me cry.
And that's when I decided to become a teacher. I wanted to be sure there was one less cruel teacher in the world impacting kids like I was impacted.