Nancy Sandoval Slater believes firmly in 21 Day Kindness Challenge’s mission that we can make a difference in the world through kindness.
A retired college professor, artist and photographer, Sandoval Slater believes that kindness should be taught from the very earliest opportunity. She believes teaching kindness will help create the kind of world she wants for her children and grandchildren. When Sandoval Slater learned about the 21 Day Kindness Challenge: Classroom Edition, she knew it was the perfect tool to help build that world.
“We live in a small, rural area,” Sandoval Slater says. “Most children have similar backgrounds – white, middle/lower middle class. When people from different areas come into this small, secluded environment, I think it’s important that children learn to treat them with respect and kindness instead of fearing or ridiculing their differences.
Sandoval Slater purchased two of the Classroom Program sets for her grandsons’ third grade teachers. The 21 Day Kindness Challenge Classroom Program is designed specifically for classroom teachers, and includes kindness activities, weekly meetings, lesson plans, and projects to encourage kindness. Four weekly themes focus on kindness, compassion, gratitude and caring. The program includes all the materials, training/support, and curriculum. It is easy to implement and integrates seamlessly into existing curriculum. Priced at just over $100, the Classroom Edition is very affordable, making it an ideal gift for teachers, as Sandoval Slater has done.
Sandoval Slater hopes the 21 Day Kindness Challenge will create change on her grandsons’ school campuses. “When children are exposed to differences, I’d like them to be open, friendly, curious and accepting rather than afraid, contemptuous and exclusive,” she says.
“I am hoping that our children will take away lessons of love and kindness, not only from our homes, but also from our school systems,” she says. “I hope that children will regard their school as a safe haven – a sanctuary – in a world that has not yet learned the lessons of kindness and acceptance.”
Sandoval Slater says that teachers and students can create kinder school climates and communities by demonstrating kindness daily, by showing love and acceptance and teaching by example.
“I think kindness should be a movement,” Sandoval Slater says. “I am hoping that the 21 Day Kindness Challenge will expand. Kindness can change the course of childrens’ lives.”
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