Our children’s mental health and emotional well-being has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with witnessing our nation’s collective reckoning with systemic racism. During these difficult times, students need strong social-emotional learning incorporated into their school work.
We've told you about the Teach Kindness challenge that provides schools with a structured program to help foster kindness and make their schools more welcoming and safe environments for all students to thrive. In fact, Milliken Middle School in northern Colorado was a finalist for the challenge a couple years ago.
We know educators have enough on their plate and are being asked to do so much right now that we wanted to find a more direct, lower-lift way to support them this year. With this urgency in mind we have launched Teach Kindness Flex Path: a program that offers the very best lessons from leading academic providers across the nation but is fully adaptable to whatever learning looks like in your community whether in-person or online. Flex Path offers all this without any barriers or requirements, putting teachers in the driver’s seat to fit our lessons in the way that makes most sense for their students.
We ask you to learn more at weteachkindness.org and share this information with educators and school leaders in your community. Encourage them to participate in Teach Kindness Flex Path—it’s free of charge and essential in these challenging times.