Posts Tagged ‘teacher’

A Bullying Story with a Happy Ending

February 13, 2015

This lovely little story was posted by someone with the screen name mrsparkuhlah on the Kindness Blog, which celebrates the angels of kindness that walk among us every day. Never underestimate the power of kindness; even the smallest gesture can be tremendously healing and affirming for the recipient.


THE NOTE

Group student in classroom near blackboard.My mother was an English teacher for several years. One day in one of her classes she began a discussion on bullying. This was actually well before bullying became a major topic, but my mom had experienced some bullying in her own life and didn’t want to see her students go through the same thing.

In the discussion she decided to open up and use a real-life example. She told the class about how she was a little chubbier when she was in junior high and had very few friends. Virtually the entire class picked on her.

One day she came back into class from recess and found a note on her desk.

It read in bold letters: “These people hate you,” and around the letters every single student in the classroom had signed their name.

Of course, this (more…)

Taking Tests, Learning Lessons

July 21, 2013

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In church this morning, the minister used a nice analogy within an analogy. Life, he said, is like a school and we are constantly being tested.



Comparing life to school is a common comparison, but what made me laugh was when he added that when we were in school and had to take a test, we didn’t (more…)