For Educators



"Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!"




Classroom Climate 

My Mamma Said: A video by Rita Pierson about the importance of establishing mutually respectful relationships with parents & families to develop a set of expectations that allow for safety, learning and success in and out of the school setting.

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events: an article with practical information about how to address these events in a way that fosters resilience

The 2x10 Strategy: A Miraculous Solution for Behavior Issues?: an article offering a simple solution.

Committee for Children (Second Step) Webinars on Demand

Positive Action: An SEL curriculum site. If you are interested contact us at KKP, we have materials your school can borrow.

The Power of the Troublemaker: an interview with teacher and author, Carla Shalaby, about her new book.

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care: an article from EdWeek.

Some Teens Don't See School as a Kind Place. Here's why that matters: an article from ACEs Connection


Mindfulness, Play, & Reinforcement!

Hawn Foundation's Vimeo Channel: Lots of great MindUp Resources!

Mind Yeti: helps kids learn to calm their mind and focus.

Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel: Mindfulness, yoga, and relaxation for kids!

When Teachers Get Mindfulness Training, Students Win: an article

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students: an article from MindShift

Printables & Shareables from the National Council for Behavioral Health

Good Behavior Game

More information on the Good Behavior Game here

Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom: An article from the NY Times

The Science of Fidget Spinners: Mindful or Mindless?: an article from Mindful magazine

How Goofing Off Helps Kids Learn: an article from The Atlantic

Trauma & Resilience

Trauma Informed Elementary School: a YouTube video. Principal Godwin Higa of Cherokee Point Elementary is a graduate of Castle High School on Oahu and leads a trauma-informed school. A team from KKP complex visited the school in September to learn more about how the school runs. If you have any questions, please contact us.

NCTSI Infographics on Trauma: Understanding Child Trauma (Page OnePage Two)

A Peek Inside a Classroom: an article from ACEs Connection


Trauma-Informed Transformation: an article from ACEs Connection 

4 Ways Trauma Can Complicate Mental Health Treatment: an article

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities: "a learning collaborative of 14 communities actively engaged in building the movement for a just, healthy and resilient world"

Building School Connectedness to Foster Resiliency in Children

5 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience: an article from Mindful Magazine and The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Reclaiming Disconnected Kids: an article from ACEs Connection

Emotions Help Steer Students' Learning, Studies Find: "Despite what Star Trek's Mr. Spock would have you think, emotions are not the enemy of reason. Rather, new research suggests emotions underpin how students learn in the classroom."

The #1 Factor that Determines a Toxic or Thriving School Culture

Tips to Enrich School-Family Partnerships

Schools find one simple answer to attendance problem: washing machines

The Mindfulness in Education Network

Explaining Behavior: Professionals seek to address students' trauma: a powerful article from ACEs connection


Other Educator Resources

Greater Good: Science-Based Practices for a Meaningful Life


Study: Teacher Stress-Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement: Mindfulness for teachers! 

Hawaii School Counselor Association

What Educators Wish They Knew When They Began Teaching


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at    1-800-273-TALK (8255) and follow their guidance.

Crisis Text Line

Text trained crisis counselors about anything that's on your mind.  Free. Confidential. 24/7.

Text  741-741

If danger for self-harm seems imminent, call 911.