KindNESS Day

It’s Pink Shirt day, today. Along with wearing pink, how about trying the following things:

1) A’am Niin – tell or show someone that they are a good person.

2) Make the KindNESS pledge, and help someone out who needs it.

3) Take a deep breath, count to three, exhale and say something constructive after someone irritates you.  :)

4) Smile.

5) Wear pink.

6) Take a minute to think about what you learn about yourself through conflict or challenge. Then thank the person challenging you for the lesson.

7) Smile.

8) A’am Niin – take a moment to look in the mirror and tell yourself you are wonderful, smart, brave, kind, loving and loved.

9) Take a moment to slow down, listen to what others have to say, respond thoughtfully, and breathe.

10) Celebrate your kind actions by sharing and retweeting messages from @pinkshirtday on Twitter or let us know, on this page, what you’re doing to support Pink Shirt Day on Feb 22, 2017.

NESS Friendship Skills

It’s important to know what to do when you have a conflict at school. Whether you are teen, tween, or younger there are things that you can do to settle a problem. At NESS, from K-12, these are the general steps that students and parents can take if they have a problem at school.

Discipline vs Punishment (Barbara Coloroso, YouTube)

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Aam niin! You are a good person.

At NESS, we expect all students to abide by the philosophy that we are all good people. But what does this mean in real life? Some examples to show this are:

  • Saying hello or smiling when you first encounter someone.
  • Being helpful by opening a door, picking up something that has been dropped, taking care of other people’s belongings, taking care of your own belongings.
  • Using your WITS in moments of conflict (Walk away; Ignore; Talk it out; Seek help)
  • Remembering that rude, loud or mean actions often reflect that a person is struggling inside. Take the time to be patient and help the person work it out by using your own WITS.