2What is Fairness? Sometimes fairness can mean “equal” or “the same”. An example:The teacher gave the same number of markers to each student.
3What is Fairness? – A Different Perspective And sometimes fairness does not mean everyone gets the sameInstead fairness means that everyone gets what he/she needsAn example:During an assembly the grade 1’s always sit at the front because they are smaller and THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE.
4Exploring Fairness So what does Fairness.... Look like? Sound like? Feel like?
5Fairness Having Fun Looks Like... Giving the swing to the next person when your turn is over.Fairness is being a good friend. Let’s practise being good friends.
6Fairness at School Looks Like... Getting to the fountain first and quickly taking your drink so others can use it.Let’s practise being fair by thinking of others and what they need.
7Fairness in the Classroom Looks Like... Listening quietly while someone else is speaking and not judging.Let’s practise being respectful of the teacher and the students in the class.
8Fairness Everywhere looks like... Treating everyone with respect and dignity and appreciating everyone’s uniqueness.Let’s practise fairness by valuing everyone in our society and not playing favourites!
9Being fair is being a kind, respectful and caring friend.
10Treating Someone Fairly When Having Fun Sounds Like... “I’ve had a turn, now it’s yours.”Let’s practice taking turns fairly today!
11Fairness at School Sounds Like... “You do half the work, and I will do the other half.”Let’s share a task fairly today.
12Fairness in Competition Sounds Like... “Please play by the rules of the game.”Let’s practise always playing fairly!
14Fairness feels good inside Fairness feels good inside...like a warm hug and it makes us feel important because we have been treated equally.Let’s remember how we feel when we are being treated fairly!
15When We Are Fair... We DO NOT blame others! Instead, we take responsibility for our actions.
16When We Are Fair...We give people second chances so that they can learn from their mistakes.
17When We Are Fair...We make efforts to compromise when there is a disagreement.Let’s find a solution that works for all of us!
18When We Are Fair...We listen to all points of view (or both sides of the story) before we make a decision.
19Let’s Practise Being Fair By... treating everyone with respectvaluing all people for their uniquenesshearing both sides of the storytrying to reach compromisesgiving second chancestaking turnslistening to othersplaying by the rules
20choose to be fair and just.” “Life is not always fair, but we can alwayschoose to be fair and just.”~ Duane Hodgin