P2 of the Week: Open-Mindedness

P2 of the Week: Open-Mindedness
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Under the guiding principles of our districtwide initiative, the Positivity Project, #PositivityinAction is a top priority. This week we will focus on the character strength of OPEN-MINDEDNESS.
People with the character strength of open-mindedness like to consider new ideas and try new things. They examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.
No life is a waste," the Blue Man said. "The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we're alone.
In Ms. Salem's 1st grade class at Violet Elementary, students are discussing the not-so-secret ingredients for becoming a great friend. These Friendship Soup ingredients included 2 gallons of sharing, 100 jars of manners, 2 gallons of safety, and 1 million teaspoons of respect.
The way to get the most out of friendships is by giving people the chance to show who they are before passing judgement. Be open-minded with your peers. Just because something in a recipe may look different, doesn't mean it won't be the best you've ever had.
By definition, connectedness is a feeling of belonging to or having affinity with a particular person or group. This connectedness is accomplished through open-mindedness.