Benefits of Kindness Curriculum
In the United States, a research study was conducted by Professor Richard Davidson and his colleagues which compare two different groups of students.
- Students participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) program showed a 10% gain in positive social behavior.
- They enjoy school life more and abide by school rules.
- On the other hand, there is a drop by 10% in anti-social behaviors such as unruly behaviors in classrooms.
- Another significant finding is that the students who received the Kindness Curriculum also saw gains in their academic achievement scores of 11%.
Promoting Prosocial Behavior and Self- Regulatory Skills in Preschool Children Through a Mindfulness-Based Kindness Curriculum by Lisa Flook, Simon B. Goldberg, Laura Pinger. And Richard J. Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Madison (https://www.proquest.com/openview/1a8e98ce2de1eba383fac27c85523b73/1.pdf?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=25066)