Jonathan Swegles shared "1 for 2 for 10" with the Middle School staff last week. I thought the concept was so profound (and so easy!) that it would be beneficial to share with you!
One present theme at our MEMSPA conference this week was the importance of connection and relationships and how they are built with continuous small moments. During some turn and talk while attending Erin North's session on Relationships, Regulation, and Resilience four of us discussed 1 for 2 for 10. One kid. Two minutes. Ten days.
I've shared the story of Mr. Genetics Teacher and how is one "this is indicative of the rest of your life" phrase that took 5 seconds to spout off has stuck with me for 21 years then I'm guessing that same can be true of the opposite.
What if we all chose the one kid who may not be "seen" as much as others and intentionally pour into them positive attention and words two minutes for the next ten days. That is 10 consistent days of our students:
Part of our mission is to foster compassionate members of the school community and that starts with us. If you are in, just add the student's name to the spreadsheet below that you will be pouring into so others know who is accounted for.
1 for 2 for 10