Teachers’ Lounge: Kindness Tree
How to Use the Kindness Tree in the Teachers’ Lounge
The Kindness Tree in the teachers’ lounge helps educators focus on kind and helpful acts, operating on the Conscious Discipline powers of Attention (what you focus on, you get more of), Unity (we are all in this together), and Love (seeing the best in others).
Decide on a way to record kind and helpful acts. You might use a tree or flowerpot similar to ones used in the classrooms, or simply fill a fishbowl with slips of paper detailing the kind acts. The Kindness Recorder will share a handful of these kind acts at each staff meeting.
Additional ideas for the Kindness Recorder can be found in the “Classroom Jobs” chapter of the Creating the School Family book, on the School Family Make-N-Take, available as digital downloads as part of our Premium Resource Toolkit, and in the instruction booklet included with the School Family Job Set.