My point for this blog though, is this-our leaders came back to the classroom and mentioned a particular 6th grader who was quiet and hesitant to participate. One of our leaders spoke up and said, "I know that kid gets teased sometimes." All Mr.Christensen and I had to say was, "What does WEB need to do?" Three of our 8th graders had an immediate plan to make an individual contact to follow up today and see how that student is doing.
I am lucky to work with students who are empathic and concerned about others and want to make a difference in our middle school now and in the future.