Learn Kind is a free K-8 kindness curriculum powered by scientific inquiry and social-emotional learning.
I’ve used a lot of [SEL] curriculums, but this one is the most student-centered.
I loved the curriculum…my students were openly responsive to discussing kindness and were stretched by the reflection questions. I loved having a guide and activities to lead these discussions and encourage active participation.
The best part was showing students that there is a science behind being kind and how it affects us.
why learn kind?
Learn Kind activates students’ natural curiosity for learning by introducing kindness in the context of scientific inquiry. Centered around timely SEL competencies like self-awareness, empathy, and relationship skills, students experience the many ways that kindness shows up, and the impact it has when it does.
C – B+
Overall kindness grade for surveyed pilot teachers
of surveyed pilot teachers reported positive outcomes
BUILT FOR K-8
The curriculum is available for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, bundled for three grade bands: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th.
We designed Learn Kind for flexibility. The curriculum includes options to support instruction in both the classroom and virtual learning environments, and can be taught over a series of days, weeks, or even months.
SYNCS TO STANDARDS
Learn Kind maps to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and CASEL Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Core Competencies, and integrates opportunities for Reading and Language Arts instruction and practice.
Learn Kind is designed for K-8 students in three grade-bands: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. The curriculum can be implemented in any classroom environment, including after school programs.
Learn Kind has been developed for ultimate flexibility and highly adaptive instructional support. The full curriculum can be used as a scaffolded, inquiry-based progression, or modules and activities that are most relevant to your students’ needs can be used individually. Curriculum materials can be interacted with digitally or printed for physical use.
The full curriculum can be completed in 12-15 instructional hours. Because it is designed for flexibility, activities can be taught over a few weeks, several months, or throughout the school year.
The curriculum is designed in connection to the CASEL Core Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies, and K-8 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Thanks to the generous support of our donors and flagship partner, NIVEA, for helping to bring this program to life.