Middle school teacher encourages students to ‘walk up’ not out

Latest news

    One middle school teacher offered a unique message for her students ahead of today’s National School Walkout.

    Jodie Katsetos, a sixth-grade teacher at Arcadia Middle School in Oak Hall, Virginia, wrote a message on a large poster board in her classroom that read, “Walk Up Not Out.”

    Katsetos told ABC News she first got the idea while researching information about the national school walkout and found a positive message that resonated, which she adjusted for her own students.

    “I adapted the message to fit areas of concern in my school,” Katsetos said, adding that she wants her students to be able to participate in both the walkout and the notion of the “walk up.”

    The message lists five things students can do to promote a positive classroom environment.

    — “Walk up to the kid who sits alone and ask him to join your group.”
    — “Walk up to the kid who never has a voluntary partner and offer to be hers.”
    — “Walk up to your teachers and thank them.”
    — “Walk up to someone and just be nice.”

    “I am adamant about it staying positive,” she said about the dual messages of the walk out and walk up. “I’m not pushing either. I made those suggestions as alternatives to walking out and just an everyday reminder to include others and be considerate, which is something that I talk about with students each day.”

    Katsetos first posted a photo of her walk up message on Facebook and the post has been shared more than 285K times so far.

    The ENOUGH nationwide walkout honors the 17 Parkland victims, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    More than 3,100 walkout events were registered around the country as of this morning, according to event organizers.

    The school’s principal Brian Tupper declined ABC News’ request for comment on Katsetos’ message.

    Accomack County Public Schools did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

    View the original article: http://abcnews.go.com/US/News/middle-school-teacher-encourages-students-walk-walk/story?id=53738732

    Original story is here : http://abcnews.go.com/US/News/middle-school-teacher-encourages-students-walk-walk/story?id=53738732

    In the same category are

    Florence flooding far from over: Residents prepare to evacuate amid cresting rivers Florence flooding is far from over.Ten days after the deadly hurricane hit, rivers are continuing to crest and some South Carolina residents are prepa...
    Officer accused of killing man in wrong apartment is fired: Chief A Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the wrong apartment fatal shooting of a man was fired Monday morning, according to an email sent ...
    7-year-old blows away fans, athletes with national anthem at MLS game The game was between the L.A. Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, but a tiny 7-year-old and her mighty voice reigned supreme on the soccer pitch.Malea Emma T...
    Alaska man charged with murder in 10-year-old girl’s slaying An Alaska man was charged Monday in the death of a 10-year-old girl whose remains were found more than a week after she was reported missing.State pro...
    Sex offender arrested after confessing in church to murder of jogger, police say Nearly four years ago, Melissa Millan, a mother of two, was brutally murdered in Connecticut while she was out on a jog.The crime went unsolved until ...
    FBI uses parents’ voices in search for missing 6-year-old boy in park A massive search effort is underway in Gastonia, North Carolina, where a 6-year-old boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local p...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.