Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom. The best way to promote kindness and caring behaviors in our classrooms is to model them. When we show our students what it LOOKS like and SOUNDS like to be kind, there is a far greater chance they will repeat those modeled behaviors. It is so important to remember that children watch their teachers all the time and listen to everything they say (especially when it’s not in a lecture).
Strive to give your children more encouraging words than praise words. Encourage your kids for their efforts and attitudes. Children who receive more encouragement over parise are more resilient. Because they are focused on their effort and believe they can change their circumstances through determination or learning, they are not as shaken by adversity.
Bucket Fillers is an easily implemented program that teaches children the value of their words and actions. Use these activities along with the books from the Bucket Fillers series and you will see instant changes in your students awareness of their actions and how they effect others. Since starting this program in my classroom, I have found it discussing how we treat others and what we can do when we feel we are being mistreated so much easier.