“Walk A Mile In My Shoes” School-wide Bully Prevention activity:
During the advisory classes at Wood, students were asked to write a poem reflecting on their own life, and to share what it is like to “Walk a Mile In My Shoes.” Then poems in the shape of shoes were hung in the hallways (anonymously) so that students could later participate in a gallery walk and to see other students poems/ shoes. The purpose of this bully prevention activity was for students to reflect upon experiences thus far in their lives and to also see what is going on from a different perspective, i.e. a peers life. Ultimately the message was to be kind to others- as you don’t know what others have been through. Even the best of us have bad days and peers being unkind just adds to the negativity of a bad day. On the other hand, kind gestures and positive messages can counter a bad day!