Are the kindness lessons really working?


Abigail Tedesco

The Freedom Cup standing points to represent kindness.

We know that kindness lessons have been around for a year and a half now. But the real question is: Are the kindness lessons working?

Since the kindness lessons have been around, some people think that kindness lessons have gotten worse. Kindness lessons began for students (and staff) to learn to be more respectful to each other. But to students, it doesn’t work for them. Kindness units include respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility, and courage. This teaches students to be more open-minded about kindness.  But are they really working? 

“I think they are a helpful reminder, but it’s up to the students to act the right way,” Mrs. Stephanie Stewart, prevention specialist, stated. Although we have kindness lessons, some students don’t care about them. Which can lead to more disrespect around the school. 

“I don’t think that the kindness lessons are working, because no one listens during the lessons,” Chloe Hilliard, sixth-grade student, said.