Making the World a Kinder Place: Participating in The Global Kind Project

Making the World a Kinder Place: Participating in The Global Kind Project

by Brittany Howell and Lisa Stone, 2018-2019 Associate Cohort members

Making the World a Kinder Place: Participating in The Global Kind Project

This week TheEdCollab kicked off our 2019 Global Kind Project. The self-paced project will be featured from May 6th-31st. The Global Kind Project invites preK-12 classrooms to reflect on our individual and collective roles in building a more empathetic, positive and inclusive society through inquiry and social action. The Global Kind Project focuses on inspiring students to become true change agents.

To date, the Global Kind Project has supported more than 20,000 students across multiple countries.

Participating is easy!

  1. Visit Global Kind Project to register your class’ participation
  2. Explore the Pacing Guide to gain ideas and resources for implementing the Global Kind Project in your classroom, school, or district
  3. Join the conversation on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) using #GKP19

 

Benefits of Participating in The Global Kind Project

  • Collaborate & Connect

The Global Kind Project promotes collaboration between students and educators across the globe. Reaching out to classrooms across the city, state, and/or world helps to build a more positive, inclusive society. We hope you will visit and post to the hashtag #GKP19 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to connect with others participating in the project. This is a great place to see what others are doing, share inspiration from your own classroom, and discuss ways to connect such as through blogs, Skype/Google Hangout/Zoom, or any other tools of your choice.

  • Appreciate kindness in the world

There are opportunities throughout the project to reflect on kindness in the world around us. It’s easy in this world to focus on the unkind acts around us, yet it is critical that we recognize, appreciate, and reflect on the kindness that does exist. We encourage you to take time to think about the different places you see kindness in our society such as kindness towards other people, the environment, and animals.

  • Promote inquiry and empathy

Students are invited to explore and discover where they can grow kindness. Through the inquiry process, classes become aware of the underlying causes of areas in need of kindness and develop empathy for those affected.

  • Develop change agents

The Global Kind Project inspires students and teachers to become change agents and continue making a difference in the world. Students investigate and collaborate to identify an area to foster kindness in society. Through this process, students are empowered to create and implement a plan that will increase kindness for their area of concern. Upon reflecting on their projects, students will be working towards sustainable kindness in their community.

  • Spread kindness!

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop

We look forward to seeing how the seeds of kindness grow in your classroom and around the world on social media using #GKP19. We know this is a busy time of year, and we THANK YOU for spreading kindness!


The Global Kind Project™️ is a socially conscious project of The Educator Collaborative. Developed in 2016, through collaborative inquiry and development by Christopher Lehman; our “Social Media Advocate Interns”: Jancey Clark, Angie Corritone, Brittany Howell, and Amy Riley; and with advisory support from JoEllen McCarthy, Pernille Ripp, and members of our professional Think Tank.

In 2019, the project was updated by members and associates of our professional Think Tank. The revision group was chaired by Lisa Stone; and included Amira Abdel-Aal, Brittany Howell, JoEllen McCarthy, and Julia Torres; with advisory support from Christopher Lehman.

To date, the Global Kind Project has supported more than 20,000 students across multiple countries.

 

The Global Kind Project logo is a trademark of The Educator Collaborative.

Other graphics credits: Canva.com, MyCuteGraphics.com

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