Webster’s dictionary defines “Fairness” three different ways:

  • agreeing with what is thought to be right or acceptable
  • treating people in a way that does not favor some over others
  • not too harsh or critical

I agree.  But that really doesn’t help us when it comes to “What to do in school…”.  In school, fairness seems subjective.    Different children think different things are fair.  So, in my Random Acts of Character Elementary School assembly, I explain it as “Playing by the rules”.   There are rules and regulations that govern every move a student makes in school.  By “Playing by the rules”, we create a more harmonious environment.   In my next blog post, I’ll go over a number of  ways students can practice FAIRNESS in their school.

I look forward to your comments.

Dedicated to adding character to the classroom.
John Abrams – www.AmazingSchoolAssemblies.com
Southern California’s Top Elementary School Assembly Performer



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