Character Education

Using Empowering Affirmations to Cultivate Empathy in Your Students

Help students cultivate empathy and kindness toward themselves and others with these fun, empowering affirmation activities from TeachKind!

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What Are Mirror Neurons? These Brain Cells Can Help Your Students Learn Empathy

With the power of mirror neurons in mind, encourage your students to have empathy for other people and animals.

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Debate Kit: Is Speciesism Unethical?

All animals deserve rights and equal consideration, and speciesism is an unjustifiable bias. Have students use this kit to explore the reasons why.

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Humane Education Lessons for Building Character

With a little creativity, you can teach any positive character trait through humane education.

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Professional Development: TeachKind’s Teacher Training Workshop

Got questions about humane education? TeachKind has answers. Our experienced staff will deliver a free workshop to you and your colleagues about teaching kindness to animals.

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How to Incorporate Animal Rights Into Your Elective Classes

In some schools, elective course subjects extend beyond the standard art or foreign language classes. More and more schools are incorporating a wider range of electives or bonus classes to help diversify student skills and knowledge. Some schools refer to these as “exploratory classes,” and the subject matter often diverges from the typical K–12 academic… Read more »

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Top 6 Lesson Plans for National Bullying Prevention Month

As mental-health and law-enforcement experts well know, people who demonstrate a blatant lack of empathy by committing violent acts toward animals often go on to harm humans as well.

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Nurturing the Whole Student, Starting With Compassion for Animals

Check out these great ways to incorporate compassion for animals into your guidance counseling practices.

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Suspected High School Shooter Has Reported History of Animal Abuse

Childhood violence often goes unexamined—until it’s directed at humans.

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Humane Education=Character Education

Character education can help animals, too.

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There’s an Epidemic of Youth Violence Against Animals

Save lives with your lessons: Humane education can reach students before they hurt a human or an animal.

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Teach Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Share the World’

Share the World is perfect for teaching elementary school students the Golden Rule and the importance of compassion and empathy. Order a kit for free!

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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