Middle schoolers caught in the act — of kindness

In NJ, a local middle school has found a clever way to reward positive behavior and is seeing more of it.

Recently,  Garden City Middle School began a program to encourage more Random Acts of Kindness.  Staff members nominate a student or students that are observed doing a good deed for a recognition award.

The actions can be simple things like helping a fellow student, holding a door or returning a lost item. The teacher places the student’s name and grade and a brief description on the Acts of Kindness bulletin board located by the cafeteria. As students go to lunch each day, they can see who has been added to the board and caught in the act of a good deed.

It should comes as no surprise that the staff at the middle school has noticed an increase in polite and kind behavior from the student body.

Sounds like a program more schools should adopt!


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