We have something new and exciting to share with you!
You may be aware we have a workplace calendar and a general calendar with kindness ideas, but we decided to create a calendar with an education theme! And guess, what? We’re so clever we even made the calendar start in August.
It’s a perfect addition to the walls of any hallway, office, classroom or teacher’s lounge. You can start your morning announcements with a kindness idea from the calendar!
We're excited to announce our new program for making kindness the norm at home!
At the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe kindness starts with one, and there is no "one" better than you (the parent or guardian to your kids) to start a kindness revolution at home. You have the power to set a kind tone for your entire household. What you do matters, and we are here to help. There's never been a better time to infuse more kindness at home!
With the Kindness at Home curriculum, you'll get:
Quick, convenient kindness activities for families of all ages,
Discussion topics, and
Journal prompts emailed right to you each week.
Each month covers a different kindness concept and offers more detailed activities and a final concept project—beyond the emails—to help you bring your family closer together through kindness.
The mission of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is to make kindness the norm™ in our schools, workplaces, homes & communities. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others & teaches important social emotional learning skills to kids.
Don't just expect kindness from your kids—teach them! We have taken our CASEL approved, highly effective, evidence-based Kindness in the Classroom® social emotional learning curriculum and made it better. By including a focus on equity, teacher self-care, and digital citizenship, we are excited to share a more engaging, relatable, and inclusive curriculum.
Our new 16-week High School elective course will give you the opportunity to gather new and deeper insights about respect, caring, integrity, inclusiveness, and courage and to begin to apply them in new and more meaningful ways. And by completing your Kindness Capstone Project you can earn 50 community service credit hours to satisfy your graduation requirements.
While academics are important during this time of distancing, we believe social emotional skills are incredibly valuable to our mental health.
For those of you looking to include social emotional learning into your daily/weekly curriculum, we've added some mini-lessons that can be done at home alone or with others in your household. Most importantly, take care of yourself and your own well-being. It's not easy to learn if you aren't practicing self care!
We've designed a fun kindness challenge to help make kindness the norm™ at home & in your neighborhood. Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to complete a series of kindness activities to fill in 60 'hearts'. Each act of kindness is worth one, two or three 'hearts' based on how challenging they are: one-heart activities are quick and easy, two-heart activities are more involved, and three-heart activities are challenging & will take more time.
There's a good mix of activities: various random acts of kindness meant to be done in your home & neighborhood, writing prompts, self-care activities and fun coloring pages too. You choose which activities to do and when to do them—so no pressure. Just do the ones that sound fun to you.
Can you complete the challenge & fill in all 60 hearts?
Transform your workplace with our FREE 12 month kindness calendar. The calendar features monthly themes structured to create a kinder work culture. Each month offers daily ideas for individuals to complete in a few minutes or less. On top of the daily ideas, there is a team-based idea that can be used to celebrate kindness each month as a team!
See our other resources for the workplace below...
NEW WORKPLACE RESOURCE
7 Steps to Creating Kindness in the Workplace
The origin of the word culture comes directly from the Latin word cultura which means to grow or cultivate. Culture is key to a company’s success or failure. Creating a workplace where people feel connected, have a sense of purpose, and are appreciated and recognized for their contributions makes for a stronger, more successful organization.
This Kindness in the Workplace action planning guide includes seven key ingredients that make for a positive and kind culture where people want to show up and do their best: