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How to spread "positive gossip" using social media

Two FOR Club students at a middle school in California wanted to spread "positive gossip" in their school by using social media. So with the oversight of their FOR Club advisor they anonymously created a school Instagram Compliments page and regularly posted compliments to the students in their school. This on-going small acts of kindness influenced the culture in their school. Watch the videos to learn about how to create your own school Instagram Compliments page.

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How a heart can leave a legacy

The "Hands Wall" at Royalton Hartland Middle School in New York shares about how they honor students who have died with a red heart in the middle of their hand. Watch a video from one family whose daughter was one of the first students to add her hand to wall and the legacy she left behind that started her own chain reaction. Also, watch a video from the principal who shares his response to all the hearts in hands.

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LEARN 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A "HANDS WALL"

Rachel's Challenge recently spoke to Brad Scott, the Art Teacher, at Royalton Hartland Middle School in New York and asked him about his vision and process for accomplishing his school's very impressive "Hands Wall". Learn what Brad said on how he started it and how he continues to add more hands year after year. He also shares five practical tips to making the hands look good on the walls. Read more and watch the two videos.

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