Students Read Personal Letters of Encouragement Before State Exam

Students Read Personal Letters of Encouragement Before State Exam

Students in one classroom in the Lone Star State were unexpectedly given loving words of encouragement prior to a test.

Whoever first said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” couldn’t have been more wrong. Words most certainly do hurt, pierce and wound. On the other hand, a helpful and encouraging word can change the world and spur someone on to greatness. 

One teacher in Texas understands the importance of words and how much they can either break one down or build someone up. In a video posted on TikTok, Chrishae Powell posted a video of students in her classroom opening and reading handwritten notes.

The notes were uplifting and were intended to help the students relax and perform their best on a mandatory state exam. Several of the students, with their letters in hand, look at the camera with big smiles.

In a follow-up video, Chrishae explained how she went about asking for the encouraging letters for the kids in her class from their parents.

“It was like two days before the test, I was like, ‘Hey, fill out this Google form, send an encouraging message to your child. I’ll write it, I’ll hand write it and then they will open it right before the test just to give them that boost of confidence from someone who loves them,’” she said.

She also mentioned what she did for those students whose parents may not have filled out and returned the form in time. 

“So, in that case, I wrote those students letters,” she said. 

What a terrific and caring teacher who understands the power that words hold. 

Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much more, as you see the day approaching.”

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