Research shows that the spark of kindness resides
in everyone, and even small school actions can
fan that spark into a flame.
chools try many approaches to encourage students to
be kind and helpful, from rewarding them for good
behavior, to implementing service learning programs,
to directly teaching them social and emotional skills.
But sometimes the most powerful learning happens when students
are encouraged to discover something for themselves—especially
when what they’re “learning” is already a natural part of who they
are as human beings. And according to science, altruism is a natural
part of us all.