Stand and its partners launched Teach Kindness to make schools across the country safer, thriving learning environments for all children. By teaching kids social-emotional learning through practicing kindness on a regular basis and managing their emotions, actions, and statements, they become better equipped to navigate our complex world.
Research demonstrates that schools which intentionally and systematically teach kindness enhance students’ sense of safety, support, and acceptance. As a result, more students succeed in school and in life. Learn what the research says.
Teach Kindness is a unique collaboration among leading education organizations, distinguished teachers, and acclaimed researchers. By participating in Teach Kindness, educators gain access to research-based classroom lessons, free of charge, to make their school a kinder, more welcoming environment for students.
As their children’s first teachers, parents also have a role in teaching kindness. We provide tips and tools for families to make a game plan for kindness.
This year’s National Teach Kindness Champion, Wagoner Elementary School, is from Illinois. Wagoner’s principal, Dr. Sharon Nepote, believes that “Every school across the nation should take an opportunity to take the Teach Kindness challenge. They will see a dramatic and positive difference in their school setting.”
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Learn more about this unique program and get your school registered at weteachkindness.org. Registration for the current cycle is open through July 1.