A teacher has come up with a genius way to make her students feel more safe and cared for in her class. The teacher (Julia Brown) shared a photo on her Facebook page of an 'I Need Box'.
"It was a way for my students to ask for help without having to come directly to me. They would write it on a card and leave it in the box." she wrote online.
Parents have fallen in love with the idea, with many calling it the best thing they've seen in ages! It's even been shared over 75,000 times online.
Now that the teacher has been using the box for a few weeks and has already noticed a huge difference!
She's mixed up the rules a bit and now putting something in the box is compulsory every day - even if the kids leave it blank.
The kids leave notes that "that range from specific supply needs, seat changes, special handshakes when entering class, after school help, bullying situations, and even daily hugs."
She continues her post by saying that "what’s even better is students are starting to come to me directly with issues/challenges they are having bypassing the box completely."
"I’ve been teaching middle school for 15 years, and I can honestly say this is the best thing I’ve ever done to reach my kids this early in the school year."
Sounds like this teach got some pretty amazing results from such a simple idea, hopefully we see things like this in more Kiwi schools soon!