Every month I ask teachers to nominate one student they feel best demonstrated all the traits(C.A.R.E.S) emphasized in the Peace Pledge. These students I call Peace Pals. Peace Pals are celebrated by receiving a prize from my prize box, their pictures are placed on the Peace Pal bulletin board, an opportunity to recite the Peace Pledge over the morning announcements, and a special pizza party!
It is my philosophy that if we want students to stop bullying each other, we must teach them HOW to be nice. It is simply not enough to say stop being mean. As school counselors I feel its our role to create a school climate where students feel HAPPY & SAFE to come to school.
Do YOU agree or disagree with my philosophy?