First of all…May is Teacher Appreciation Month, so I’d like to give a big “shout out” to all the instructors out there who help to inspire and motivate our students to succeed. At the same time, I’d like to take a few moments to share with everyone a few videos I recently watched that reminded me of the importance of kindness, empathy, and connection in our lives. These are great resources for teachers teaching soft skills. Who doesn’t need a little kindness?
Make kindness and respect part of our daily lives
We live in an unsettled world, and the Boston Marathon bombing last month reminded us how short life can be. It also allowed us to take a few moments to remember that during our short lives, we can all do something to help others. The internet has brought the world closer together; however, it sometimes seems that face-to-face communication is not as prevalent as it once was. So…this blog post is a reminder to all of us that treating people with kindness and respect should be part of our daily lives.
As teachers, we all agree that raising a generation of caring, compassionate kids will benefit everyone, and if we can somehow help in this regard…then let’s do it! Take a look at the following video, called, “Take a Seat – Make a Friend?” It may bring a tear to your eye, but it’ll also make you smile!
Cool idea…right?! I think I’ll make a ball pit here at work!
I also came across these resources for teachers teaching soft skills
I actually downloaded the first chapter of “Roots of Empathy…Changing the World Child by Child” from the “Roots of empathy” website and will be reading it on my deck later today!
So…Let’s now go forward, and bring a little sunshine into someone’s life! I’m ready…! Are you?!
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