This kindness class is presented as a self-paced module designed for people to consider kindness through Newberry Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel, “Stargirl.” There are three assignments for you to complete, each one associated with several chapters of the book. The idea is to complete each assignment after having read that section of the book. Feel free to go at whatever pace strikes you, but the original idea is to take a week to complete each assignment.

Click “Assignments” up above to be taken to links for each of the three assignments. Also provided are links called “Inspirations,” messages to be read after individually considering an assignment for a short time, and another called “Reflections.” Reflections are concluding thoughts about each assignment and are intended to be read after you have finished your work with it.

This class was created by Seattle-based educator Andy Smallman and is part of Kind Living. If you are interested in learning more, you can reach Andy via email. He answers every email he receives as quickly as he can so don’t be shy about contacting him.

All the images used on this module were drawn specifically for each link by artist Fish Astronaut.


About Andy Smallman

By nature, I'm an educator who wants to help people achieve their personal best. In 1994, I founded the Puget Sound Community School, an innovative middle & high school in Seattle, with my wife, Melinda Shaw. In 2011, I launched Kind Living, an online resource designed to inspire people to bring more kindness into their lives.
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