“…make a difference in the world by the way I act and treat others.”
I am an observer. Maybe you are too. Passing by a classroom today, I heard voices — two students discussing a math problem. “Should we add or multiply.” “We need to know the cost and time.” “We know that…so then we would…what’s our next step…what did you get…let’s check.” Encouraging and respectful words.
Later in the day, I passed by our Japhet peace table and heard “I Statements” — students using their voices and words to resolve a conflict peacefully. “I’d like to apologize for my actions. I wasn’t really thinking, and I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings.” “I accept your apology and am feeling better already.”
How inspiring to observe our students using their voices and words to support others, to make amends, to make a difference.
© Japhet School 2020