Kindness= Including Others
I’m an elementary school teacher and we do a lot of partner and group work. I always make the groups, but the other day I let my students make their own partners or groups for a special activity. I spoke to them about making sure everyone was included and how nobody should feel excluded. As the students were all signalling and whispering to their friends, one boy said to me, “I’m going to wait to the end and see if anybody is alone and then I’ll ask if they’d like to work with me.” Unfortunately it did turn out that one boy was not asked by anybody, so this wonderful human asked him to join together, and there were smiles all around! And, this educator had years in her eyes!