Teachers’ Lounge: We Care and Wish Well
How to Use We Care and Wish Well in the Teachers’ Lounge
The We Care Center provides a way to express empathy, encouragement and compassion for others. It is every bit as essential to provide this opportunity to the adults in your school as it is for the children. Empathy allows us to offer our goodness to others, fosters caring and helps empower us to own our feelings rather than blame or attack others.
The adult We Care Center will consist of preprinted cards, blank cards, attractive stationary, a book of inspirational quotes, a sketchpad and drawing materials, and other tools for creating notes of caring for others.
Chapter 15 of Creating the School Family contains detailed information about creating a We Care Center. Chapter 6 of the NEW Conscious Discipline Expanded & Updated book explores the importance of empathy to developing emotional intelligence and wiring the brain for self-control.
Video Examples: We Care and Wish Well in the Teachers’ Lounge
Younger Children: Safe Place - Staff Member Explains in Faculty Lounge
Older Children: Wish Well Board - Principal Explains Staff Wish Well Board
Older Children: We Care Center - Principal Explains Staff We Care Center
Photo Examples: We Care and Wish Well in the Teacher’s Lounge