Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation  (RAK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit inspiring a culture of kindness schools, homes, and communities. We believe kindness is more than a nice idea; it’s critical to the success of all schools and the creation of just and caring societies. RAK offers resources (bilingual K-12 Common Core-aligned lesson plans and activities) as well as videos, quotes, group activities, and a robust social media community. All for free. Our research shows that teaching kindness not only boosts social, emotional and academic learning, it also nurtures a trusting school climate, improves teacher retention and facilitates classroom management.

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit inspiring a culture of kindness schools, homes, and communities. We believe kindness is more than a nice idea; it’s critical to the success of all schools and the creation of just and caring societies. RAK offers resources (bilingual K-12 Common Core-aligned lesson plans and activities) as well as videos, quotes, group activities, and a robust social media community. All for free. Our research shows that teaching kindness not only boosts social, emotional and academic learning, it also nurtures a trusting school climate, improves teacher retention and facilitates classroom management.

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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will be able to: Demonstrate pro-social communication skills and strategies; Identify factors that influence both violent and nonviolent...
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  • Middle School
Objective: Students will be able to: Analyze how culture, media, and others influence personal feelings and emotions; and Describe how personal and...
Objective: Students will be able to describe that kind and unkind actions have implications and affect others.
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  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Students will be able to explain that having kind feelings can help them be kind to other people; recognize that using manners when speaking is a way...
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  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Students will be able to describe that kind and unkind actions have implications and affect others. Kindness means being friendly, generous or...
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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will be able to: identify positive ways that peers and family members show support, care, and appreciation for one another and their...
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  • Middle School
Students will be able to analyze how feelings can influence their behavior and how responding appropriately to negative feelings can help them make...
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  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Objective: Students will be able to identify ways to act kindly to themselves and others and to be fair. Kindness Definition: Kindness means being...
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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Objective: Students will be able to: Identify the difference between fact and opinion and explore how to express facts and opinions in kind ways...
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  • Middle School
Objective: Students will be able to: Analyze how feelings can influence their behavior and how responding appropriately to negative feelings can help...