Category: Kindness Project

Be The Change — A Lesson on Empathy

It’s important to help students understand the importance of empathy–especially with the recent natural disasters, the shootings, and the political climate.  One song I love that reminds me of this premise is Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”.   If you want to make changes, you have to look at

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Why Be A Renegade

ren·e·gade ˈrenəˌɡād/ noun 1. a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles. synonyms: traitor, defector, deserter, turncoat, rebel, mutineer “he was denounced as a renegade” adjective 1. having treacherously changed allegiance. “a renegade bodyguard” synonyms: treacherous, traitorous, disloyal, treasonous, rebel, mutinous “renegade troops” If you look at the definition, most people wouldn’t want to be

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Helping Kids Grow their Self Esteem: The JNP Project

While searching for Kindness Activities, I fell upon the JNP Project.  I really liked what I saw.  Then a little while later I saw they were connected to the School Counselor groups on Facebook.   I asked  Dona Rudderow Sturn, who leads the group if she would be willing to talk to

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A Lunch Bunch Holiday Activity

The Lunch Bunch groups and I finished our Holiday Project.  We made cards for a local nursing home.  The cards all feature a pop-out tree.  These cards were super easy, and really are super cute.  I can’t wait to bring them to the nursing facility for the residents. To make

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Random Kindness Generator

I wanted something fun to do today with my boys during Lunch Bunch.   Both groups are very active and I need hands on activities to keep them settled down and focused.  I often worry that they won’t like the craft projects I pick out or that they will think

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Photos to Spruce Up The School

So, I had a few more groups today.  Once again we talked about what Random Acts of Kindness were.  This board show the definitions they came up with. We are working on a kind and charitable act we can do before the holidays and I think we will be working

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Teaching Kindness During The Holiday Season

December is a busy month in my office.  Our Giving Tree (See more posts about the Giving Tree Here and Here) is up, and I am starting to collect presents. In addition, I have a mountain of clothing stacked up in one corner of the suite room that I have

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Send A Post Card and Help A School

On our Elementary School Counselor Exchange Facebook Group, a friend, Kim Anderson, posted a message asking for post cards to help a school during their time of grief.  There was a shooting in their district and the lives of two young men were lost.  They are asking for words of

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Be Brave

I believe it is important as a school counselor to help students find their voice.  I like to listen to what they have to say.  Middle Schoolers are very insightful young people.  They still have a sense of fairness and responsibility, yet they still are full of innocence and youth.

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Enemy Pie~ A Lunch Bunch Lesson Plan

When I was in Middle School.  I had an enemy.  His name was Tony.  Tony sat behind me in EVERY class.  He called me names, he pulled my hair, he said mean things about me to his friends.  I didn’t like him.. . AT ALL!!!I sat next to Tony in

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