SEL Myth: Some kids are just mean. There’s nothing that will change that.
SEL FACT: Just like reading, kindness and social emotional learning (SEL) are learned skills. With the right strategies, you can teach your students to build the positive school community you all deserve.
SEL Myth: Social Emotional Learning and Character Education is “fluffy” and doesn’t help hit the mandated state standards. There’s no time for it.
SEL FACT: Social Emotional Learning, if taught the correct way, improves your students’ academic success. It teaches them necessary skills like problem-solving, self-regulation, responsibility, and critical thinking skills that will increase their overall academic success.
What would your school day look like if you could:
SEL Myth: Teaching kids to be kind will take up too much time.
SEL FACT: The methods and strategies and resources in the Teaching Kind Kids Movement will fit into the “cracks” of your already busy lesson plans. Effective SEL and Character Education can take just a few minutes each day.
*You want your students to LOVE school as much as you do, have positive relationships at school, and feel supported by their peers.
*You want less fights, taunts, bickering, bullying, teasing, cliques, and meanness.
*You want to discipline and referee your students’ behavior less.
* You want to make sure your class is welcoming, inviting, and inclusive.
*You want your students to be known on campus as the kind class, filled with positive role models, good friends, and helpful, compassionate students.
SEL Myth: You’re a bad teacher if your kids’ behavior is awful. Their behavior is a reflection of you and your skills.
SEL FACT: You’re a great educator, the exact one these students need. But you can learn strategies to feel more empowered and confident rather than embarassed, frustrated, and burnt out.
Nicole is the creator of Coffee and Carpool: Raising Kind Kids, The Kind Kids Movement and is a mom to three kids.
She’s a recovering elementary school teacher, a speaker & author, and mostly survives on strong coffee.
She has helped busy educators like you for years to intentionally teach social emotional learning so students become the best versions of themselves, thrive in school, and know how to handle tricky peer situations in emotionally healthy ways.
In The Teaching Kind Kids Movement, Nicole shares her expertise, real-life stories from her students and her kids, and more importantly, the tried and true strategies and resources you need to teach kind kids.
SEL Myth: Kindness is taught at home. This isn’t a job for educators.
SEL FACT: It would be great if that was true for all of students, but it is not. And if you don’t encourage, teach, and expect kindness at school, you are inadvertantly allowing a cruel, bullying culture to grow and take over.
SEL Myth: There’s no bullying happening in my class.
SEL FACT: By the time they leave school, 20% of all students have been bullied, often time in the classroom, under the teacher’s nose. In a class of 20, that’s 4 of your students. You can learn the signs of bullying to protect your most vulnerable students.
We 100% guarantee if you implement the strategies and resources shared with you during the three months of access, you will see a significant improvement in your classroom environment and your students' behavior.
But, if you're not 100% confident in what to do to teach SEL and help your kids speak and act with kindness more often with less reminders from you, you can cancel at any time.
You can be confident these strategies will work for you and your students.
SEL Myth: There’s nothing teachers can do about bullying. It’s for the administration to deal with.
SEL FACT: We all know that not all administrations handle bullying in a way we would be satisfied with if it was our child being bullied. And if bullied students are so worried and anxious about being targeted they can’t focus on learning, you have to step in on their behalf. It is every educators’ job to create and maintain an emotionally safe learning environment. You can learn what to do to keep your students safe.
You can intentionally teach, foster and encourage your students to be kind, thoughtful, generous, and helpful.
Teaching kind kids with Character Education can feel easier.
But you need to use the specific and effective strategies and resources you will have access to in The Teaching Kind Kids Movement.
All you have to do is join.