Teachers have always had a special place in our hearts as many people in our family and many close family friends are or were in the teaching profession. We know the importance and powerful impact that teachers can have on the lives of their students and recognize the importance of a message such as Pay It Forward being taught and reinforced in our schools. We have had a number of lesson suggestions and Pay It Forward ideas that could be used in schools and classrooms that teachers have shared with us . . . and we feel it is necessary to share them with you all.
If you click on the highlighted words below you will have the option to download the document to use with your students or you will be taken straight to the website we have linked you to.
Pay it Forward Lesson – Grade 1 – Lesson submitted by Robin Heshka
Robin has since updated this lesson to include Pumpkins at Hallowe’en time. As the students do Pay-it-forwards they write them on a “pumpkin” (that she handed out to everyone in the school). Then they return them and Robin “plants” them in the pumpkin patch!! The birds in the sky are the staff pay-it-forwards…Robin had just started it when this picture was taken.
This is a cute way to display all the good things happening in the school!
Gladys McDonald School in Regina, SK focuses in on a different virtue every month of the school year. Their focus this January 2013 was on Kindness. It is one such virtue that was well received in lessons and demonstrations by staff, students, and families. This is a wonderful K-8 school that takes the business of learning and student success very seriously. They are a self-proclaimed “No Excuses!” school striving for student excellence, and they do as much as they can to make a difference in the lives of every student they come into contact with daily. They have also kindly agreed to share the following two documents helping students, teachers, and families understand what kindness looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Please check out their website at: http://gladysmcdonald.rbe.sk.ca/
Grade 8, 9, 10 Algebra Pay It Forward Lesson – Exponential Functions
Where to Find More Acts of Kindness Ideas
The official website of the Global Pay It Forward movement
Do You know how to take part in Pay It Forward Day? Here is a website to help you with the planning.
This site has several lists and tons of ideas for kind things you can do for others.
Lots of inspiring ideas on this site. You can also share your acts of kindness and read what others are doing.
Find out what people really want to hear and just how powerful your words can be. You can also leave your own comments or story.
30 great ideas for doing kind things for others.
Lots of good, interesting ideas for doing random acts of kindness.
Interesting site that talks about Random Acts of Kindness Week as well as gives ideas for doing kind acts.
Exactly what the title of the blog says it is 🙂
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