This is the book that teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school administrators have been looking for.
With the current political climate, frequency of school shootings, and rising concern for students’ mental health, schools are desperate for ideas on how to teach students to be kind.
In this book, educators can find guidance on how different education professionals have implemented The Secret Kindness Agents Project, having tweaked it for their unique contexts, from preschool through university levels.
Administrators and other school professionals will also find research outlining how The Secret Kindness Agents project impacted twenty-three educators, their students, and their contexts, as well as research that underscores the need for kindness education in general.
The Secret Kindness Agents project has been implemented in over 500 schools around the world; from preschool through university level; in public, private, and home-school settings; and in rural, urban, and suburban settings. It is all over the United States, three provinces in Canada, in Cameroon, Kenya, Australia, Fiji, and the Philippines.
The project has been highlighted by Teaching Tolerance Magazine, the Hallmark Channel, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and is the focus of the author’s TEDX Talk and her first book, The Secret Kindness Agents: How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World.
ISBN 978-1608082407 (Paperback)
Adult / Educational
8×8, 260 pages
Publication date: December 15, 2020
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Dr. Ferial Pearson, a native of Nairobi, Kenya, is a national award-winning high school teacher and college professor. For her dedicated work in education and human rights, she has earned the National Education Association’s Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights in 2012, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network’s Educator of the Year Respect Award in 2011, and in 2016, she was the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher award.
She is now an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha and lives in Ralston, Nebraska. Her work with The Secret Kindness Agents has been noticed by Hallmark, Teaching Tolerance, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, and is the subject of her books, TEDx Talk, and her dissertation.