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Random Acts of Kindness

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin L. King Jr

  My #YouMatter page  #KindnessMatters

The M.A.D Project | Make A Difference Project

In 1982 the curriculum guide entitled
"Citizenship in New York City"
was released.
It was written in the course of 30 days by Cybrary Man and two other educators.

These are some newspaper headlines about this guide:

New York Daily News
Can schools teach values if the parents can't?

..."In the early days, the citizenship course was designed to teach civics, to instill American democratic values in newly arrived immigrants," Salow says. "Today, we believe that many of the young people no longer ascribe to many of the American and democratic values. So we are trying to instill the same values, but not in the same way."

Salow, who wrote the new course in 30 days with Public School 9 Assistant Principal Marvin Polansky and Jerry Blumengarten, a teacher at Junior High School 166, both Brooklyn, says the program was carefully drawn up to avoid the kind of controversy that has been associated with other attempts to instill a set of values in students..."

New York Times
Children Get a Course in Responsible Behavior

City Hopes to Teach Children How a Citizen Should Behave


Los Angeles Times
Civility 101: Pupils Learn How to Be Good Citizens
N.Y. Fights Crime With Ethics
(Front page article about my classroom lesson)

LOS ANGELES TIMES - June 4, 1982 (Front Page!)

N.Y. Fights Crime by Teaching Ethics - Civility 101: Pupils Learn How to Be Good Citizens

..."Confronted by escalating juvenile crime, vandalism and weapons possession-and a sense that many children are unfamiliar with basic principles of ethics-New York public school officials have launched an experimental program to revive some old-fashioned values. "It's a major effort to change the climate of life in our schools and in New York City," said Charlotte Frank, curriculum chief for the Board of Education. "The question," said Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola, the school system's chief administrator, "is how do the schools respond to the loss of a sense of community in this society?...

"These aren't just New York City school problems," said Elliot Salow, the citizenship program's chief author. "These are societal problems, nationwide problems."

"It's a question of values," said Blumengarten, the teacher at Junior High 364. "People get scared when they hear the word values used in a public school. We're not telling kids what their values ought to be; we're asking them to think about what their values actually are."

Blumengarten's students, a multiracial group drawn from a massive middle-income apartment complex and a neighboring slum, had little difficulty pinpointing some of the things they value: clean streets, safety from muggers, functioning subway trains...

Later, after the school's harsh electronic bell had sounded and sent the eighth grade scrambling outside for lunch, Blumengarten recalled the exchange and smiled. "You don't get that in textbooks," he said.

The complete Los Angeles Times article

I was also interviewed by the BBC about
Citizenship in New York City

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Edutopia

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

The "Kindness Game" Activity | Edutopia

Random Acts of Kindness - Huffington Post

Random Acts of Kindness - LiveBinder

Random Acts of Kindness - Pinterest

The Kindness Offensive

Random Acts of Kindness for Sandy Hook Elementary School

4 Ways to Nurture Kindness @micheleborba

26 Random Acts of Kindness in Honor of Sandy Hook Challenge

Peace/Kindness Pinterest Board


Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life

Character Education

Tips & Tricks Implementing Social Emotional Learning & Character Education in your Classroom - YouTube

Five-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character - Edutopia

My Etiquette, Netiquette and Social Skills page

Picture Books for Character Education

Character Education Songs for Children and Teens

Lesson Plans - Character Education - Life Skills - Middle School

Character.org

Education World: Activities for Building Student Character, School Community

Character Above All


Best Books for Teaching About Citizenship

Best Books for Teaching About Manners

Education World ® : Curriculum: Students Learn Respect-- Thanks to Good Manners!

Teacher Planet: Manners and Etiquette Theme Page

Manners for Kids (and Parents) - FamilyEducation

Teaching Self-Control: A Curriculum for Responsible Behavior

Ethics & Compliance Iniative (ECI)


International Day of Peace - September 21st

International Day of Peace, 21 September - UN

Peace One Day

 

My Digital Citizenship page


My Community-Based Service Learning page