Healthy relationships are at the core of developing and maintaining mentally healthy, equitable and caring learning environments. You can help students learn to understand and appreciate diverse perspectives and identities, to empathize with others, to listen, and to resolve conflict respectfully. Focusing on healthy relationship skills can benefit class culture and students’ sense of belonging.
Acts of kindness
Acts of kindness help students engage in more compassionate ways with each other and appreciate the value of helping others. Through acts of kindness, students can build more positive relationships with their classmates.
Peer acceptance and friendship can help students to feel good about their school experience and perform better in the classroom. Students can learn to appreciate what makes them a good friend and what attributes they value in others.