Perhaps meanness in school happens because we don't teach students what to do. The #tbk (to be kind) movement is spreading like wildfire among many schools.
The Schmucker Middle School National Junior Honor Society is encouraging the entire school to be kind. They heard about the program when their principal told them about Lake Brantley High School in Florida.
Teachers Caitlyn Charnow and Stacy Eck were inspired and tell us all about their Program To Be Kind and how it is spreading to faculty and staff. The world needs more of this!
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Who are Caitlyn Charnow and Stacy Eck?
Caitlin Charnow is a seventh grade Language Arts Teacher, and the head of the National Junior Honor Society at Schmucker Middle School. It is a personal goal of hers to spread tolerance and understanding to her students, and to give them a voice. She is excited to realize this goal through leading the students in Project To Be Kind. Stacy Eck has been a teacher for 7 years and has served as the National Junior Honor Society leader at Schmucker Middle School for 3 years.
They were inspired by Lake Brantley's #tbk program. [Check out Lake Brantley's videos.]
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I'll send free ideas and handouts to help your classroom be kinder
Join the Kindness Club and get this free kindness poster as your first gift. When I made this poster and started using it, kids started giving each other compliments -- literally. They tear them off and spread the kindness.
If you register today, I'll send you some helpful reminders, tips, and freebies to help you have more kindness in your classroom.
(I'll send you reminders every so often, once or twice a week.)