The Science of Kindness

In preparation for “Random Acts of Kindness Week,” which takes place 02/11 through 02/17/2018, we wanted to pass some information along to our readers.

The Random Acts of Kindness website contains information on how you can also become a RAK-tivist.  🙂  There is a section for educators that includes free lesson plans and information on how your school can form its own “Kindness Club.”  There is information to support problem-solving and conflict resolution, among other topics.  The website notes that the materials feature “developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned lessons that teach kids important Social Emotional (SEL) skills.”

This video focuses on “The Science of Kindness.”  Did you know that kindness is contagious and can reduce your levels of stress, depression and anxiety?  It can also increase your levels of serotonin, decrease blood pressure and increase confidence.

We hope that you will join us in this opportunity to focus on what unites us, rather than what divides us – not just during Random Acts of Kindness Week, but all year long.  

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