Cultivating kindness

Plato Academy Trinity: In Ms. Highsmith’s classroom, a delightful initiative recently took root to give the class community a kindness boost. Recognizing the need for a quick and impactful action, Ms. Highsmith implemented a creative exercise.

Each student was paired with a classmate and tasked with identifying which of Plato’s character traits they believed their partner exemplified. The simplicity of the activity belied its profound impact.

The atmosphere in the classroom shifted back to its normal culture of kindness. 

The ripple effect was clear, as students embraced the positive change and, inspired by the experience, requested to make it a regular part of their routine.

Ms. Highsmith’s proactive approach and commitment to fostering a positive classroom culture exemplify the “withitness” that distinguishes her as a great classroom leader. In the world of education, sometimes all it takes is a small, thoughtful action to create a significant and lasting impact. Kudos to Ms. Highsmith for cultivating kindness and making a positive difference in her students’ lives.

Teaching Kindness

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