A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

Christine’s Unique Teaching Methods Helps Her Student Succeed

A traditional classroom setting isn’t a great fit for every student and Christine Stilwell, a special education teacher at Robert J. Lister Academy (RJLA), recognizes this and has adapted her teaching style to those who struggle with traditional learning. Christine has developed and modified curriculum to focus around Growth Mindset Thinking, which helps students realize by putting in more time and effort they can reach higher achievements. With this way of teaching, Christine has encouraged many of her students to further their education and others to participate in work training programs with jobs available after graduation.

One unique way Christine has taught her students is by making maple syrup through the RJLA Maple Sugar Makers program, which is a inter-disciplinary, hands-on, real-world teaching experience, where students take part in the entire maple syrup making process, from tapping trees to our finished product. Through this program, students can apply real-world meaning to data, science and history relating to the maple syrup and tree-tapping. Christine even organized a major fundraising campaign and wrote a grant to help the school purchase a sugar shack and top of the line equipment for maple sugaring

Christine’s mentality that every student with the right lesson plan can be successful is the reason why she was chosen as one of our 2020 Teachers Who Wow.

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