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Teachers Can Be Awesome, But This Teacher Totally Won Against Bullying

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Being teased in elementary school can be a horrible experience for a young person. It took special courage to do something different: whether it was clothes, hair color or something else, there were equal chances to be adored or made fun of.

Kinsie Johns who works as a third grade teacher at Anette Winn Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia, loves her job and her students even more. More importantly, she would not stand for bullying and teasing.

One day, she became very distressed after figuring out what has been going on in her own safe haven of a classroom. She found out that one of the girls in the class was being teased and instead letting her deal with it alone, she made a plan that would catch every one of her students off guard.

Teacher Goes Against Usual Protocol When Girl Is Teased. Her Plan Catches On Like Wildfire

Source: Facebook/Kinsie Johns

One of her students had been wearing her hair in the cutest space buns, but for some reason, as kids will be kids, her classmates found it funny. So what did Mrs. John do? Of course she came to class with space buns, the boss that she is!

Teacher Goes Against Usual Protocol When Girl Is Teased. Her Plan Catches On Like Wildfire

Source: Facebook/Kinsie Johns

 

“She was beaming when she saw me and the students noticed that our hair looked the same,” Johns said to FOX 5.

Teacher Goes Against Usual Protocol When Girl Is Teased. Her Plan Catches On Like Wildfire

Source: Facebook/Kinsie Johns

The Lithia Springs teacher  posted on Facebook that she wants her students to be themselves. She emphasized that “it’s okay to be different.” She then quoted Dr. Seuss.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!?”

Teacher Goes Against Usual Protocol When Girl Is Teased. Her Plan Catches On Like Wildfire

Source: Flickr/Jessica Mullen

The day after the teacher wore her space buns, the students started to copy her. The teacher shared a picture with her students rocking the same hairstyle and wrote:

“She told me yesterday that some students were making fun of her hair and picking on her. So, after a little planning with her and a written reminder on my hand, today, we showed up with the same hair just to prove a point. It’s okay to be different.

‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out!?’ –Dr. Seuss”

“The little point I was trying to make turned into a huge support for my little friend. 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!”

FOX 5 learned about this act of kindness through her husband, Ryan Johns.

“It was cute, but more importantly resonated with a larger group of people on Facebook and Instagram about how teachers should be there for their students,” Mr. Johns said. “I’m proud of my wife and how she loves her students.”

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