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Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia

Thanks so much for your kind

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Thanks so much for your kind words. Let's keep the kindness movement alive daily!

Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia

Thanks so much for sharing

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Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful video! I tweeted it our just now to share with the world! Give my best to all your kind souls at MJGDS. :)

Fourth grade trouble

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Thank you for your article! I am so appreciative of the ideas to use in my classroom. I teach fourth grade and the boys in my class can be very unkind to one another. Their words and tones of voice are jarring. I hope that I will be able to make an impact by using some of the ideas that you have in your article. The positive results are heart warming.

Our 3rd graders created this

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Our 3rd graders created this collaborative video about kindness in our school: http://vimeo.com/59413894

4th Grade Elementary, PA

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This was a great article to read. My school district takes this issue very seriously. We are required to keep bullying logs in our classroom and at recess. The staff meets on a regular basis to review the logs and address any potential problems. In my classroom, I started Random Acts of Kindness awareness back in December with a grinch activity. We decided to continue this activity as a Valentine's Day theme activity. I told my class that this is random acts of kindness week and they became very excited!

Seventh grade Humanities

Great article. Really helped

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Great article. Really helped me reflect on my own responsibility in teaching kindness in the classroom!

Inspired by your article, I wrote a blog post called RAK in the ROK. Feel free to check it out!

http://www.coetail.com/misstee/

Thanks.

Kids can be mean and every

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Kids can be mean and every school should take part in showing the students how to be kind towards one another and if they see a someone being bullied then they should ask the bully, how would it feel to you if you were being bullied and were upset later on because you were being picked on. If I were a teacher, I would have my students write down their definition of kindness and to follow that example.

Elementary Music Teacher, MN

I really enjoyed reading your

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I really enjoyed reading your information. I work in a district that has been in the spotlight recently for bullying. We are doing many things as a district to work with students and try to be proactive when it comes to bullying. I know that we talk to the students about being kind and nice, but sometimes I wonder how much it sinks in. Just today I was working with students and one such little girl that is normally bubbly and full of life was quiet and had a blank look on her face for the full half hour that I was with her. I was able to talk to her and she said that she was still so sad from something that happened yesterday. Someone said that she was ugly and she had carried that with her since the day before. It took a little bit for me to get what was bothering her out, but once I did she had tears streaming down her face. I consoled her, asked her if she wanted me to talk to the other student or if she wanted to talk to our school social worker. She really wanted to go to her next class (media) so she asked me to let the social worker know that she would like to talk to him. I went right to her classroom teacher and the social worker. My heart just broke for her. There have been goissiping problems and friendship problems in this class for awhile - mainly ampng the girls. They are only in 3rd grade. Kids can be so mean to each other. I really enjoyed reading about the "Random Acts of Kindness Week" I want to talk to my principal about taking part in this. What a great thing - if we can do something just for the sake of doing something nice for each other, that my just help with some of the mean-spirited things that happen at our school. Thank-you for your insight and your ideas!

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