For Educators: Inspiring Kindness at Dodge County High School (Project Idea)
The KIND Schools Challenge team at Dodge County High School in Eastman, Georgia have spent the past several months developing a bingo challenge to spread kindness in their school community. They’ve been able to inspire students throughout the school to think twice before being unkind and are excited to continue their progress! Here’s what the students have to say.
What is your vision for your KIND Schools Challenge project?
We want to promote kindness within our school and showcase ways that students and teachers show kindness to one another.
What has been the most surprising outcome of your KIND Schools Challenge project so far?
Most of the students that we have talked to about the Kindness challenge are excited. The faculty and students at our school REALLY WANT to participate in this challenge, mainly because of the recent school shootings. We think that NOW is the time to come together and promote positivity in our community.
What are you looking forward to most as you continue your work on the KIND Schools Challenge?
Our bingo board includes a square for sitting with someone new at lunch and we are really excited about doing this. We really like the idea of branching out to meet students that we normally wouldn’t hang out with.
Originally published May 2018.