Austin Counselor Connection
This month our character virtue will focus on Kindness and Compassion,
and guidance lessons will focus on learning activities designed to empower the students to make good choices, enhance self-esteem, and develop positive life skills.
Kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others.
What does kindness look like?
Refuse to tease or ridicule others.
Show concern when someone is sad.
Practice acts that meet the needs of others. Take care of the environment.
Treat everyone fairly.
Practice acts that make others happy.
What does kindness sound like?
People who are kind may say things like: How can I help?
Do you want to join us?
You go first, you seem tired.
I‟m sorry that I hurt your feelings. Are you okay?
What Compassionate People Say:
You look upset.
I understand how you feel.
I’m sad that you got hurt.
That happened to me too, once. It makes me feel sad for you.
I’m so sorry that happened. Let me help.
I bet it hurts a lot.
What can I do to help?
What Compassionate People Do:
Notice when people are hurting, and show that they feel for them
Feel sad when they see someone crying or hurt
Console others in pain
Talk soothingly to those in pain
Listen patiently to someone’s problems, without interrupting
Volunteer time and resources to charity
Encourage others to practice compassion