Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Poem to Build Peace and Understanding

I just got a very special e-mail from a teacher who started every single day with this poem. She said it helped set the tone for the day. I hope you find it helpful too. May it build acceptance and kindness among your kids.


I am an individual.
I have dignity and worth.
I am unique.
I deserve respect
and I respect others.
I am part of the human family.
I have something special
to offer the world.
I am committed to
a peaceful world for all of us.
I make a difference,
and so do you.
I can accomplish 
whatever I set out to do,
and so can you.
I am the key to peace. 

From Learning the Skills of Peacemaking by Naomi Drew
Permission to reprint for classroom use.

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