Recognition

RECENT TESTIMONIALS:

“Mr. Smallman is a genuinely caring teacher who shows my child how to listen with his heart and respond with kindness.” – Parent

“Listening to this instructor in action is like a Master Class in adolescent facilitation.” – Parent

“Andy is highly intelligent, a great communicator, skilled in group process, patient with kids, and fun and humorous. He made sure all the kids stayed engaged and felt included, while also keeping the class moving and hitting all of his learning objectives. We will sign up for future classes and see Andy again in the near future.” – Parent

“Andy is AMAZING!! He created such a warm, welcoming, respectful and safe environment for the boys. Andy was calm, patient, and acknowledged each child as their own individual. He followed each of the child’s cues and somehow made it all flow together. It is clear this is a love and not just a job for Andy. As a parent, I even learned from his techniques.” – Parent

“Andy’s classes are truly a gift for any child! His warm, compassionate spirit helps bring out the best in everyone. We couldn’t possibly find a better mentor and life guide for our son!” – Parent

“I’ve been reading your newsletter and being inspired by your kindness for years. Thank you so very much for your beautiful and uplifting words and dear little drawings that lift spirits every day. You are a precious treasure and I wish you much love.” – Adult Supporter

“Andy Smallman is a child whisperer. During ‘the time of Covid,’ Andy is a calm presence and thoughtful teacher who is keeping kids mentally healthy.” – Parent

“Andy Smallman changes lives! Do you do a class for adults?! Absolutely brilliant.” – Parent

“You are quite an inspiration to me. Sometimes we don’t know the lives we touch. You have touched many lives.” – City Council Member

“You were teaching us to be ourselves.” – 10-year-old Student

“Andy was amazing. I listened in on the class and wanted to take notes throughout just on the way he spoke to the kids. He was patient and kind and challenging, too.” – Parent

“I am grateful, as a mom, to have him be able to find a group of boys led by a gentleman. Your classes and guidance fit into the beliefs I try to guide him into growing to be a better man.” – Parent

“Andy is one of the most admirable human beings I have ever met. He lives and breathes his mission. He is completely dedicated to the betterment of people in his orbit, especially young adults.” – Parent

“Andy Smallman is a teacher but he could be a teacher, therapist, intuitive, etc. He provides quality content aimed to engage young people with each other in a socially acceptable way. My 10-year-old has participated in many of Andy’s classes and LOVES them.” – Parent

WEBSITES:
Adventures in Behaviour Change (podcast)
Compassion Games (article)
Education & Kindness is Life (article)
Evergreen influence, life experience leads to successful Seattle school (article)
Global Awakin’ Calls (interview)
Greener Views (video interview)
Gulf News (article)
Heart of Mind (podcast)
Jails to Jobs (article)
Kindness as an Avenue to Awe (interview transcript)
The Kindness School (video)
Make Kindness Your New Year’s Resolution (article)
Meaning of Life (article)
Ode to Andy Smallman (magazine)
School of Kindness (article)
The Seattle Times (article)
Unapologetically Sensitive (podcast)
Your Golden Years (radio show)