ITRT, kindness, REBkind

Kindness Bingo 2019

A few years ago I was brainstorming ideas with my coworker, Stacie Taylor, about how we could interact more with the teachers in our district using Twitter. We had discovered the power of Twitter to connect people with shared interests and we wanted to keep the conversation going throughout the summer. Inspired by Teri Pendley,… Continue reading Kindness Bingo 2019

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Texas Kindness: Character Strong

What does it mean to be "Character Strong?" I have pondered this question, allowing it to swirl a bit in my mind, ever since I returned from my visit to Houston, Texas in March. During that trip, I was graciously allowed to tag along with Barbara Gruener as she and other kindness cultivators around the… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Character Strong

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Texas Kindness: Jet Stream Jax

The third visit in our Texas Kindness Tour was meeting a very special student named Jet Stream Jax. If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recognize his name from my Remixing Relevance post in October 2017 where I shared about his community of Friendswood, Texas receiving catastrophic damage from Hurricane Harvey… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Jet Stream Jax

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Texas Kindness: Kids Deserve It

The second stop of my kindness tour with Barbara Gruener was visiting Webb Elementary School to meet principal, Todd Nesloney, author of Stories from Webb and co-author of Kids Deserve It and Sparks in the Dark. I met Todd in 2014 when we both presented Ignite sessions for the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. In… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Kids Deserve It

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Texas Kindness: Kind Kids

On my first #REBkind trip, I visited Houston, Texas and neighboring locations to meet kindness cultivators and learn more about character education. I was blessed beyond measure by the hospitality of Barbara Gruener (@BarbaraGruener), author of What’s Under Your Cape: SUPERHEROES of the Character Kind. She not only opened her home to me as a… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Kind Kids

Blessing Others, Kind Actions, Kind Words

Random Acts of Kindness – Jehovah’s Witness Visitors #RAK #BeKind

This morning as I was finishing up breakfast, there was a knock at the front door.  "Mom - it's two old ladies coming up the walk." Sure enough, two impeccably dressed ladies in their best Sunday attire were approaching our house. Freeze frame.  What would YOU do in this moment? I'm sure many of you… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness – Jehovah’s Witness Visitors #RAK #BeKind

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Random Act of Kindness Week – Little RAKs for #RAKweek

Did you know this week is Random Act of Kindness Week?  It's true!  A whole week dedicated to being kind to those around us - what joy! The best part about doing RAKs is that they don't have to cost money or even be that "amazing" of tasks.  Here are a few RAKs I did… Continue reading Random Act of Kindness Week – Little RAKs for #RAKweek

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#26Acts Revisited – A Year of Kindness for Sandy Hook Elementary

Today, December 14, 2013, marks the one year anniversary of the terrible tragedy that took the lives of 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  Like so many people in our nation, my heart grieved with a heaviness I could hardly bear.  I felt compelled to do something, anything, to… Continue reading #26Acts Revisited – A Year of Kindness for Sandy Hook Elementary

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Random Act of Kindness #26 of #26acts – Give and It Will Be Given

This morning as I sat listening to the sermon at Cool Spring Baptist Church, something Pastor Brad was saying struck a chord in my heart.  He was quoting Luke 6:37 - 38, talking about how God commands us to give and how when you do, it will be given back to you.  How nothing we… Continue reading Random Act of Kindness #26 of #26acts – Give and It Will Be Given