I am so anxious for Valentines Day this year because I’m going to have my high school English students think about how they can put into action random acts of kindness any day. I’m going to have them watch a TED Talk on empathy. “BUILDING EMPATHY: How to hack empathy and get others to care more” by Jamil Zaki. Next, I’m going to have students work in pairs to brainstorm random acts of kindness they could perform at school, home, or work. I’m planning on having them write their ideas on small, brightly colored hearts, then I’ll post these in the classroom. I’m hoping I get a positive response from this activity. Stay tuned for photos!
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I've been teaching for 25 years. I've taught at the elementary level, but I'm currently teaching high school English including AP Language and Composition. I’ve recently opened a Teachers Pay Teachers store: Captivate Motivate Educate on Teachers Pay Teachers https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Captivate-Motivate-Educate I'm a self-taught artist and I strive to incorporate the arts in my teaching whenever I can. I believe our students need more chances to stretch their creative thinking skills. One of my current goals is to incorporate a makerspace in my classroom. I want to give students the opportunity to work with their hands in the English classroom. View all posts by Captivate Motivate Educate