How to Make Kindness The Foundation of School Culture

Although it may seem simple, making kindness the foundation of a school culture is very challenging in practice.

 

Changemaker School Lusher Charter’s number-one school rule is “be kind.” Although it may seem simple, making kindness the foundation of a school culture is very challenging in practice. Through a robust social and emotional learning program and a planned effort to help students use empathy to improve their class, school and local New Orleans community, Lusher challenges us to rethink what “being kind” means as an educational philosophy. To understand Lusher’s approach, we do not need to look further than Christa Talbot’s 4th-5th grade classroom.

Laura White

Manager, Changemaker Schools Network