What's Your Common Thread?
A unifying campaign that fosters a more welcoming school environment
- 5 speakers
- 6 spools of thread
- 1000+ pledges
Highlight stories of human connection
In this campaign, four incredible teachers and one guest speaker delivered personal, uplifting, TED Talk-style speeches about about finding common threads and the importance of connecting with others
Make time for reflection
Following the teachers’ speeches, students anonymously responded to a series of questions with one-word answers, each written on a sticky note.
They then reviewed the responses as a class.
Define an ideal school environment
In a separate activity, students create a web of yarn by connecting with others that share similar thoughts on what they want in a school environment.
Students also make a pledge for how they can help make that vision a reality.
Celebrate common threads
Create a string mural to visually represent the general themes of students’ pledges, and the number of pledges within each theme.