Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Start with Hello

You've probably noticed how when someone says hello or smiles at you, your automatic reaction is to say hello or smile back.
~Shawn Achor

Start With Hello Week: February 5–9
During the week of February 5–9, 2018, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week and teach students, grades 2–12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Start With Hello Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through Start With Hello trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests and school awards. Start With Hello Week is FREE and easy to implement.
You can find links to the planning guide and FAQ here.

A few videos for shy folks, introverts, and people looking to make friends:


Linda B said...

This sounds like a wonderful idea, Tabatha. Just shared on FB! Thanks for telling about it!

HWY said...

I like to smile or say hello or just nod at strangers who look sad or grim. It almost always elicits a positive response. Seems a small thing, but who knows how it will affect them in the long run.