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Humans of Lawfield promotes Positive School Culture and Well-being

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017

Inspired by the sensational book Humans of New York, Humans of Lawfield has used photos and text to share mini biographies while building empathy, compassion and writing skills.

Lawfield ESL teacher Connie Sun initiated the project that aligns with the Board’s goal of creating Positive Culture and Well-being.

“The idea was to encourage our students to journey through personal storytelling,” Sun said. “It gives students a voice, and instills feelings of belonging.”

The exhibit features human stories of two students from each class, and 12-15 adults at Lawfield. The display has opened up communication, and has encouraged conversation about perspective, individual truths and experiences.

“We’re a big school,” Sun said. “We have 700 students and 50 staff. We come into school, we see each other every day, but how much do we really know about what’s going on in other people’s lives?”

Humans of Lawfield