Most teachers are super heroes. At a time when their salaries are being cut and when they have to spend more and more time doing paperwork, they still find ways to go above and beyond.
Kinsie Johns is a third grade teacher at Anette Winn Elementary School in Georgia. She’s passionate about her job and adores each and every one of her students.
So when she saw one of her students have her feelings hurt by fellow classmates, she looked deep inside herself and came up with a rather unusual solution.
It all began when one of Kinsie Johns’ students showed up at school with a unique hairstyle — a bun on each side of her head.
Another student called the girl “space girl” — and the term quickly caught on. Soon, several other students were pointing and laughing, calling her “space girl.”
Kinsie could see that her student felt targeted and hurt by the attention and comments.
But instead of chastising or punishing the students for mocking her hairstyle and bullying another student, Kinsie decided to try a whole other approach.
The next day, she arrived to school in a brand new hairstyle — her very own “space buns.”
“She was beaming when she saw me and the students noticed that our hair looked the same,” Kinsie explained on her Facebook page.
The students immediately understood the important lesson she was trying to send.
“The little point I was trying to make turned into a huge support for my little friend,” she writes. “All the girls in my class are wearing their hair in ‘space buns’ and even some of the boys got involved! They all wanted to support her and we even got some second graders involved!”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!?” Kinsie adds, quoting Dr. Seuss.
What a wonderful — and not to mention, effective — gesture from a dedicated teacher! Please share this story if you agree Mrs. Johns did a wonderful thing for her students!