"We started Kool-2B-Kind in 2001 because we wanted to give more attention to the positive actions of our students," said principal Steve Whewell.
"I put a few of Brown's suggestions into practice, and added a few of my own," said Whewell
Last year, Whewell
staff documented 1,216 acts of kindness."Every act of kindness we document is the result of one student taking the time to acknowledge one other student's positive behavior," added Whewell
."A student must fill out a form stating what the act of kindness was and who did it.And a parent must sign the form too.It takes effort on students' parts to make the program a success, but they have proven they are more than capable."Whewell
admits to getting a feeling of exhilaration when he
thinks about Kool-2B-Kind
."The message that permeates the school is that kindness matters," he
said."We value kindness, and we value one another.
"And the message at home is that good things are going on at school.Mom or Dad may hear about so-and-so getting in trouble, but that is nothing compared to mom and dad hearing about 1,216 good things that have happened at school."
"Many in the world think it's cool to be cruel, but it's time to show the world that it's Kool-2B-Kind
," added Whewell
WHO SAID PROGRAMS MUST COST A LOT TO BE GOOD?
...Steve Whewell, principal, Victory Christian School, Tulsa, Oklahoma