From successful socialization to high self-esteem to academic achievement, empathy, kindness and caring help every child realize their full potential. A significant body of research confirms that "social and emotional learning programs significantly improve students' academic performance" (Shriver & Weissberg, 2005). Importantly, practicing positive peer to peer interaction provides tools to help navigate the social sphere and discourage bullying even before it starts.
Veteran teacher, children's
& creator of We're the Heart
of Kindness Penny Schnee-Bosch shares her successful method
a free and engaging social media/game introduced at school and played
at home or in the classroom that promotes kindness, bolsters self-esteem
and builds community.
in just one period and kids run with it! Learn how to use
it in the classroom with our brief instructional
Want to do more? Be creative!
+ Encourage your students to use URSpecialTree throughout the year and before breaks to keep social connections alive
+ Make your students day by sending them a message from time to time
+ Create a class tree and have your students design pictures and tag on their own kind messages
+ URSpecialTree is a great catalyst for discussions about kindness, compassion & community
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