, Rogers, C., Summers, M., McMurry, B., , & Phillips, M. (2022). Positive Psychology in the Classroom: Lesson Plans for English Language Teachers. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/PositivePsychologyintheClassroom
Explain that today’s lesson is about kindness.
Introduce kindness by having the students share experiences about times people have been kind to them and how it made them feel, then have them discuss how they felt after being kind to someone else.
The following video is about focusing on the happiness of others. Have students watch and discuss the questions below afterwards: Headspace | Meditation | Why Focus on the Happiness of Others? - YouTube
If you have access to Netflix:
Explain that the following videos show examples of people being kind.
The students can play on a device by accessing the following link. They simply need to click the word they hear, and a red X will appear on it.
Virtual link: Virtual Kindness Bingo (mfbc.us)
Use the following situations as role play scenarios for students to do in groups of 3-4. Give the students 5-10 minutes to prepare (based on time). Their role plays should be about 2 minutes, and all the group members should participate.
Do something kind to someone today. Note: students should be prepared to share about this tomorrow in class.
Students should share the kind acts they did for another person.
Self-compassion: discuss why it’s important to be kind to ourselves.
Show the following quotes below and have a short discussion about what they mean.
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