Use Stories to Help Students See Possibilities for Helping Others

This is a guest post from Rushton Hurley. Rushton is the founder of Next Vista for Learning and an all-around great guy.

Some of your students may doubt their hopes can make a difference for themselves and for others. This is the time of year, though, to use stories to help them see their possibilities.

After watching this video, challenge your students to make a commitment to how they will make a difference for someone else in the coming weeks. Even if it is something small, help them remember that they can act on what they imagine, and that others can benefit.

The commitment may be to volunteer, or even to tell the story of others who are working to improve their communities. A social media campaign, a good video, or a little time visiting a shut-in one afternoon after school could make a major difference.

‘Tis the season!

See other videos of helping others at the Seeing Service collection at


Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!