Teachers and staff at the Welder Elementary School in Sinton, Texas have launched the Be Kind campaign to encourage students to treat one another with courtesy and respect and to teach them to “make good choices.”
The word “KIND” appears on the wall of the school, with the letter “I” missing, signifying that kindness starts with the students themselves. They plan to keep the campaign going for the remainder of the school year to not only push kids to be friendly and generous with one another but to serve as a reminder to do so even outside of school hours.
“We need them to learn to make really good choices because it’s the right thing to do, and it starts with being kind to others,” said Principal Luci Rodriguez. “And we’re trying to recognize the good things, the good choices that our kids are making.”
It’s certainly a good campaign to launch in a school with students of any age. After all, with the current state of the world, we need to be as good to each other as we possibly can, and encouraging kids to think before speaking and to treat people with dignity, respect, and consideration whenever possible is a wonderful thing. In fact, it’s likely one of the best lessons they could possibly learn.