The Lasting Effects of Teaching Kindness

Our students got a big win today! Our school was named the national champion in the Middle School Kindness Challenge, and we celebrated with an assembly where we surprised the kids with the exciting news! We saw the challenge as an opportunity to enhance students’ sense of safety, support, and acceptance…

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Leave a Footprint of Kindness Everywhere

In recent years, the media has illuminated the increasing incidents of bullying taking place in schools and the harsh psychological consequences that can ensue. The Middle School Kindness Challenge is a great avenue to teach students in-depth about kindness and positive choices. We particularly liked that it would be a…

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All It Takes is One Kind Gesture

As educators, we are responsible for teaching the whole child. This includes academics, wellness, and character. When schools are full of caring kids, they are free to learn. When students feel safe because of the culture, they are more wiling to take risks, helping them reach their fullest potential. This…

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How Our Students’ Perspectives Changed

The objectives of the Challenge mirror the qualities we value here at Crispell: kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We participated in the Middle School Kindness Challenge in the Fall of 2017, and after having an overwhelmingly positive, we decided to accept it again in the Fall of 2018.I believe the best…

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