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If you had asked me three years ago about kindness in my classroom, I would have responded like many teachers.”Of course there’s kindness in my room! I expect all of my students to treat each other—and myself—with respect.”That’s the kind of thing we say on the first day of school, put on our syllabi, or mention in conversations with parents. But I didn’t realize how much impact kindness truly can have on the culture of classrooms, schools, communities, and districts until my students and I truly challenged one another to grow.

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