Kindness at School is...

Compassion:

  • How would your students define compassion?
  • Do they understand the ripple effect of compassion in action?
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Courage:

  • Would your student be able to define the qualities of courage?
  • Do you support your students to overcome their fears and obstacles?
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Generosity:

  • If asked, would your students be able to explain the concept of giving and generosity?
  • Would they know that generosity is about the giving of time, energy and talent?
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Gratitude:

  • If asked, would your students be able to explain the concepts of gratitude and appreciation?
  • Do your students have an “attitude of gratitude”?
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Inclusion:

  • How would your students define inclusion?
  • Do your students value and honor all opinions, even when they don’t agree with them?
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Integrity:

  • If one of your students found a wallet with money in it, what do you think they would do?
  • Would your students be able to tell you why integrity is important?
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Optimism:

  • Do your students have positive attitudes that others enjoy?
  • Do your students feel empowered with positive choices in all situations at school?
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Respect:

  • Do your students exhibit politeness by remembering to say “please and thank-you”?
  • Do your students refrain from name calling, bullying, or using insulting language to harm others in person or on social media?
  • Do believe your students live by the Golden Rule : treat others as we wish to be treated.
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Self-Awareness:

  • Can your students name the four basic human emotions? (sad, mad, glad, scared)
  • Do your students understand the impact their emotions have on their classmates?
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Kindness at Work is...

Compassion:

  • Do you practice compassion towards your colleagues?
  • Have you demonstrated a compassionate act to someone in your workplace in the last month?
  • Have you witnessed a compassionate act in the last month at work?
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Courage:

  • Do you speak up when you see an injustice in your workplace?
  • Can you recall the last time you did something courageous?
  • Do you let fear get in your way?
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Generosity:

  • Are you thoughtful in your consideration of others?
  • Do you give of your time to a colleague who may need you?
  • Are you more generous when someone is watching?
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Gratitude:

  • Do you say “please and thank-you” consistently at work?
  • Do your actions and words tell people how much you appreciate them?
  • Can you name two things that are you thankful for in your workplace?
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Humor:

  • Do you laugh more than once a day during work hours?
  • Is your humor respectful of others feelings in your workplace?
  • Do you allow your sense of humor to shine?
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Inclusion:

  • Do you allow space for people to be heard?
  • Do you refuse to participate in activities that exclude or put down others?
  • Do you value all opinions, even when they don’t agree with yours?
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Integrity:

  • If you found a wallet with money in it, would you return all of it?
  • Do you have a reputation as someone who is honest and trustworthy?
  • Do you always do what you say you are going to?
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Optimism:

  • Do you have a positive attitude that people enjoy working with?
  • Do you make people smile?
  • Do you find the “good” in all situations at work?
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Respect:

  • Do you believe it’s necessary to respect yourself before you can show true respect to others?
  • Do you believe that respect is a key part of kindness?
  • Do you show respect towards everyone you work with?
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Self-Awareness:

  • Are you aware how others would describe you?
  • Are you aware of how your emotions, words, and actions are affecting others in your workplace?
  • Have you been “bullied” Or have you “bullied” another colleague at work?
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