One of the things with resourcefulness in school that’s important is for kids to understand why and how to get to answers. It’s not important for them to memorize answers. It’s not a matter of just finding the right answers but understanding them.
Resourceful people show many different character traits. They’re open-minded, confident, imaginative, creative, adaptable, and positive. They think of ways to solve problems.
One thing I’ve noticed with our students is we tend to have a lot of really nice people. Our students tend to be really good at showing compassion for each other. Sometimes, though, what we need to work on is showing compassion for ourselves.
Let’s talk about compassion for animals, for our non-human friends in our life that we love very much. We can read what our animals are feeling and how they’re doing — and show compassion.
Compassion isn’t just empathy. It’s not just understanding how somebody feels. It’s doing something about it too. So let’s go through some different situations and talk about how we can help people out.
Compassion means that when you feel bad, sad, or mad I want to help you to feel better. And it starts with empathy.