A complete Kindness lesson for Social, Emotional Learning is suitable for upper elementary, middle school or high school students to help develop a culture of kindness.
Teaching students about kindness is crucial in today’s world where problems such as bullying, discrimination, and social isolation are prevalent, as well as the rise of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress among students. Promoting kindness can help to improve their well-being and resilience. By learning about kindness and practising it in their daily lives, your students can develop important social skills, empathy, and compassion for others. These skills can help them to build strong relationships, create a sense of community, and combat the negative forces that exist in our world today.
No prior knowledge or experience from you is required. On top of this, some of the PowerPoint text is editable so you can modify the content to suit your students’ needs, should you wish.
Also included are bonus graphic organizers which are supplementary to the PowerPoint: they’re not a requirement, but they work as a helpful tool for students to record their thoughts in an aesthetically pleasing way that can then be used for bulletin board displays etc. You will also find a set of discussion task cards to spark conversation on kindness: these can be printed off for each group of students, or they can be used in whole class discussion – it is up to you.
• 24 slides PowerPoint
• 9 printables of graphic organizers
• 6 kindness scenario examples to discuss
• Ways they can show kindness to others
• 24 discussion cards
Students will learn:
• What kindness is and examples of kindness
• What empathy is and putting themselves in others’ shoes
• Ways to show gratitude for someone’s kindness
• To discuss and reflect on a variety of realistic scenarios and opportunities to show kindness
• … and more!
This kindness lesson can effectively support you in taking action to address and prevent bullying and develop a positive classroom community.
Great for Social Skills, Life skills and PSHE (Physical, Social, Health Education) lessons.