Thinking about children’s education usually revolves around academics. But some think education should go beyond math and English skills to encompass important aspects of social interaction, such as kindness.
Robin Wilson-Clipson, teacher-administrator at Pace Academy in Harlingen, says this is a key skill that children actually pick up easily and could make a world of difference.
“I think this is probably a better response to anti-bullying,” she said. “It is one thing to stand up to bullying, but you have to replace that behavior with something. And we do that by teaching kindness, teaching tolerance, and understanding that everyone is different.”