Friday August 14, 4-5:15
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In her article 4 Ways to Nurture Kindness, educational psychologist Dr. Michele Borba writes, “Kindness spreads faster in environments that foster it. That premise applies to our homes, classrooms, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. Perhaps our biggest mistake: we don’t model kindness nearly enough.”
Although it may not seem like it, in a sense, we are all going back to school. Educators, parents, students, and community members are being asked to return to a familiar place and experience that has been completely changed in their absence. Although this can cause emotions of fear, anxiety, and even anger, what is most needed is kindness towards one another. As a community, how do we recognize what we are asking of others during this time? How do we care for one another in uncertain times?
We invite you to join us in a conversation around such feelings, and to reflect on ways in which we can continue to promote the “quality of kindness”.
Optional pre-reading: 4 Ways to Nurture Kindness