Teach Them Tuesdays
Free Resources for Teachers Thrive Collective’s School Media Director Christine Casado inspires today’s #KindnessBeatsTheVirus challenge by reminding schools to sign up to win a free coronavirus mural, and download free arts education resources here. Prompt: what’s your favorite free resource at Tools for Schools? Share a photo, video, or any image of a student using…read more
What Makes us Human?
Meet some of the architects of #KindnessBeatsTheVirus: street art legend Toofly and some of her students Sydney, Lymarie, and Edmond. They describe their inspiration, their “why,” like this: “All the things we are afraid to do are the things that make us human. We are trying to bring that humanity back, and give people hope.”…read more
A Gift from the Spider-Verse
Acclaimed actress Luna Velez (Miles Morales’ mom from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) joins Thrive Collective students and artists because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus. “Our most basic human instincts require connection to process pain, and heal in community. “Whether you identify as an artist or simply as human, the pandemic provides unique moments to connect with others creatively. “Help…read more
Help Kindness Go Viral
What if Kindness goes viral? What if a novel strain of #CoronaKindness infected #humanKIND during the quarantine? A kindness not inoculated by mistrust and cynicism. What if #HopeAndHealing were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we #ConquerCorona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? This week, five public school students gathered in lower Manhattan with #ThriveCollective teaching artist Jon Souza…read more