To get started at your school, we would invite you to explore an engagement spectrum …
Smile Cards and Decks – invite kids to use Smile Cards and share stories (like this and this and this); gift Smile Decks (see Indian deck here) to kids who did some acts, and see how you can "search and amplify". (Examples: Unforgettable Letter and Tidal Wave at Los Altos High)
Inspiring content -- you may like to subscribe to Educators newsletter, and some of our portals like DailyGood, KarmaTube, Awakin Readings and KindSpring -- and then find ways to distribute those stories with the students in your communities.
Kindness Circles – invite kids to create their own small groups (voluntarily) and host a Kindness Circle (here's a guide with resources). Find creative ways to encourage them. (Example: Kindness at SF Waldorf High, and Kindness Day)
21-Day Challenge – invite teachers to engage in a 21-day challenge (view some of the prompts for themes like kindness and gratitude here, and an overall FAQ here), and then include students in the second round. (Reference: catalog of science-backed practices).
Awakin Circles – Awakin Kids circle introduce young kids to meditation (similarly Awakin Teen circle as well, along Awakin for adults). It involve some meditation, some sharing and connecting, and lot of giving and receiving. (Reference: Mindful Schools)
Karma Kitchen – a pop-up restaurant where kids learn about paying-it-forward. Here's a viral video from History Channel in Indian context (Seva Cafe) and many other short videos that introduce the concept. It's a great experiment to try with students of all ages. (Examples: Fountain Head in India, Veritas in Romania.)
Create Curriculum – based on uncommon journeys and ideas (e.g. Ann Sieben's Awakin Call or Multiple Forms of Capital) probe thoughtful discussion. See also Global Oneness Repository of lesson plans and KindSpring School Resources. (Example: Melissa's Unending Wheel and Service Project!)
Laddership Circle for Educators – this is a 6-week peer to peer circle to deepen the design principles of various core ideas of ServiceSpace. We've done a couple of these circles, with remarkable ripples. (Example: Ripples in Philippines, at a 3 thousand girl school!)
Guest Speakers -- invite various inspired leaders and ladders from the ServiceSpace ecosystem to speak, host activities, or give commencement addresses. See Nipun's commencement at Harker, Pancho's activist background and inspired talks, Audrey's talk at Kent Middle School, Zilong's bicyling pilgrimage around the world, and Nimo's soul-stirring concerts from Jordan to South Africa -- with raps on kindness, gratitude and more.
Educators Retreat – we've hosted various multi-day retreats with educators and school leadership. It is not only transformative, but generates lots of cross pollination of ideas, particularly around the idea of raising compassion quotient. (See also: Kids Retreat)
Kindful Schools – engage in systematic school-wide programs that build on consistent practices across all stakeholders (student, teacher, parents, community) sustained over the full year. (Example: School in Lucknow, and School Cloaked in Kindness)