This is a 19 slide READY-TO-USE LESSON (no prep) PowerPoint presentation lesson that covers the topic of KINDNESS, EMPATHY, THINKING OF OTHERS, & RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS that is based on the book, Kindness Counts, by Bryan Smith. Included are links to 6 videos to support the information you are presenting. These are videos that you can mix or match or even skip if you want.
Concepts covered include:
• Definition of empathy
• Random acts of kindness
• Thinking about others instead of just ourselves
• Observing others around us
• Establishing a habit of kindness and thoughtfulness
There are notes with the slides that help you guide your lesson and give suggestions on teaching important points.
Character education is vital to the success of our students. Employers report that the qualities for which they are looking when hiring include the “soft skills” that are character education.
The beauty of being able to personalize this lesson for yourself is that it is easily adapted to teach different levels ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. There are 6 videos that support the concepts. One of the videos is the book, Kindness Counts, being read aloud. The rest of the videos are thought-provoking and entertaining ways to think about diversity, tolerance, and appreciating the differences between ourselves and others.
I have found that videos are very effective in helping students to create an emotional link to the abstract concepts that character education involves. Coupled with discussions in which you can assist students to make the connection, it is an easy and effective way to teach these difficult concepts and assist students to internalize them into their own personalities.
This presentation includes 19 slides which have music, transitions, and animations to help to hold your students' interest. It is easily personalized and customized and includes a master slide that you can copy and paste into the location where additional information is desired.
You may want to rearrange the slides to make this presentation fit your needs. I have them arranged the way that makes sense for my students, but that may not be the best way for you.
Websites and videos are NOT embedded but are links. I do not own them or control them, so if there is a problem with a broken link or something else, please let me know so that I can repair, replace, or fix the presentation for you. Anytime you have technology incorporated, you risk having related issues.
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**NOTE*** links do not work in editing mode in Powerpoint. They are only active in presentation mode. Please be aware of this.
Please play fair. This is intended for single classroom use only and should not be distributed or published without written permission from Counselor Bev. Lesson and Powerpoint template Copyright 2018 Counselor Bev