“In their shoes: a space of active empathy”

The video you will watch is a performance played in a school placed in Madrid, they take advantage of the “theatre of awareness” that consist on using drama to visually display the emotions. Spectators witness the characters inner transformation. It contributes to improve positive conflict resolution, empathy, compassion, forgiveness… During the video,  teachers, pupils and parents also explain how this use of drama contributed to strengthen social and emotional learning.

The video is in Spanish with subtitles in English.

Why teaching kindness in schools

An interesting article that talks about scientific studies that prove there are many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits associated with kindness.

Kindness change the brain. The good feelings that arise when being kind generates endorphins and it also increases serotonin levels and the chemical affects learning,  memory, mood, sleep, digestion and health…As an asset, a kind behavior encourages a more kind behavior which makes kindness a key tool against bullying and as result it also contributes to create warm and inclusive school enviroments.

You can read the complete article on this link