Teachers: A Great Idea to Help Lonely Kids

by | Apr 4, 2014 | kindness, leadership

I love Momastery. Glennon Melton writes about love. Love for all. In this beautiful post and she shared an idea that her son’s teacher told her about. If you haven’t seen it yet, please read! Here’s an excerpt with a link to the full post.

“Afterwards, we sat for a few minutes and talked about teaching children and what a sacred trust and responsibility it is. We agreed that subjects like math and reading are the least important things that are learned in a classroom. We talked about shaping little hearts to become contributors to a larger community – and we discussed our mutual dream that those communities might be made up of individuals who are Kind and Brave above all.

And then she told me this.

Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student whom they believe has been an exceptional classroom citizen that week. All ballots are privately submitted to her.”

See the full post written by Glennon Melton plus more Momastery goodness HERE