Random Acts of Kindness Day

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Bring kindness into your classroom on Random Acts of Kindness Day. Setting up your classroom to show kindness all year long can have many positive benefits. There are various resources available for activities and lessons. Random Acts of Kindness Day is on February 17th this year. The phrase “Random Acts of Kindness” (RAKS) was originated by a California woman … Read More

Better to Love Better: Valentine’s Day Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Better to Love Better Blog Series This is a time to love, connect, and embrace the kindness in our world. In this Better to Love Better blog series, read an encouraging poem about Valentine’s Day for teachers. Learn strategies to embrace empathy with your staff and colleagues, and discover ways to promote kindness with your students, starting a ripple effect … Read More

Kindness: A Lasting Impression

Bridget GenglerBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Kindness can be embedded in your classroom every day. There are a lot of amazing resources you can utilize to model and teach kindness. Show students how to spread kindness and give them opportunities to do so. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget  how you made them feel.  … Read More

The Best Gift Is You

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: This post shares a yearly tradition to write a poem for staff and students on the last day of the school year before winter break as encouragement and to build community. I thought I would share with you, for this month’s blog, a poem I wrote for my school’s students and teachers. This is something I started doing back … Read More