• Overview

    Author(s)
    Lisa Currie
    Who is this for?
    Children/Students
    Who is this from?
    Primary teachers and staff
    Domains
    Mentally Healthy Communities, Family Partnerships, Learning Resilience
    Settings
    Primary School
    Topics
    Social and emotional learning, Bullying and cyber safety, Connectedness and relationships, Resilience
    Aims
    Rich in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness and kindness, this evidence-based curriculum includes lesson plans, practical activities and resources to nurture well-being and connectedness within the classroom, home and community. Developed to cultivate emotional intelligence and positive values it helps foster student relationships, build resilience, reduce bullying, and improve the welfare of both students and teachers. Students learn to understand how their thoughts, feelings and actions impact on their and other people's lives and how good values and interpersonal skills promote a positive, optimistic, compassionate and safe culture at school, home and within the community.
    Cost
    The program is delivered as a PDF and includes 300 children's and 100 adult kindness cards. Additional kindness cards can be purchased on an as needed basis. The Curriculum PDF may also be purchased in hard copy book format. An information pack with pricing can be downloaded here: http://ripplekindness.org/school-curriculum/request-school-info-pack/.
    Location
    Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania
    Organisation
    Lisa Currie
    Address
    PO Box 78, Mooroolbark VIC 3138
    Mobile number
    0409 560 171
    Email
    lisa@ripplekindness.org
  • Implementation

    Program structure & method delivery

    The Modules are delivered by teachers within the classroom but also include activities for the home and wider community. Teachers can guide their class through the modules at their own pace, however it is recommended that teachers spend a minimum of 30-45 minutes each week implementing the program activities. The concepts delivered by activities are designed to become embedded into the classroom and school culture.| |Staff professional learning (PL):|There are currently no specific Professional Development requirements for teachers, as the curriculum is easily implemented by following the step by step instructions included in the manual. Professional Development delivered by trained and experienced teachers is available to support whole-of-school implementation.

    Student assessment measures

    No

    Professional learning compulsory

    No

  • Evidence

    Identified theoretical framework

    The Ripple Kindness Project aligns with several theoretical frameworks: social and emotional learning (SEL), Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), behavioural and positive psychology theories.
  • Authors

    Author(s)

    Lisa Currie

    About author(s)

    Lisa is a passionate advocate for teaching social and emotional skills to primary aged children with a particular interest in kindness. Believing there is a better way, she developed a positive alternative to traditional anti-bullying programs to help combat the negative effects of bullying and exclusion. Her research into emotional intelligence, respectful relationships, mindfulness, teacher well-being and other wellness topics saw the development of a comprehensive curriculum currently used by schools in five countries.|Lisa works in conjunction with trained educators who are experienced in whole-school curriculum development and implementation, educational leadership, student welfare and teacher education.