Tottenville High School’s Council for Unity Chapter conducted a lesson surrounding acts of Kindness. My students lined up in two rows and had 15 seconds to compliment the student in front of them. Once the 15 seconds were up, they shifted to the next student. After the activity, we went into our Trust Circle and debriefed on how this activity made us feel. Most students admitted to never receiving so many compliments before. One student teared up from hearing so many amazing compliments. Another student said, “I was bullied for my big curly hair, but every single student told me they loved my curls, it made me feel so good.” As an educator, this is one of my favorite lessons; it goes to show you how important these small acts of kindness can have on a student’s life.

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