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National Walkout Day: Delmarva teacher's message of positivity goes viral

National Walkout Day: Delmarva teacher’s message of positivity goes viral

Jodie Katsetos, a teacher in Accomack County, wrote a message on a poster board in her classroom that read, “Walk Up Not Out” and has gone viral.

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Students, faculty and administrators at Pocomoke High School walked 17 laps through the hallway on March 14, 2018 to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida as part of a day of nationwide school walkouts. Wochit

A message of positivity from a middle school teacher in Accomack County ahead of Wednesday’s national school walkout day has gone viral. 

Jodie Katsetos, a sixth-grade teacher at Arcadia Middle School in Oak Hall, wrote a message on a large poster board in her classroom that read, “Walk Up Not Out” and posted it on her Facebook page Tuesday.

The post came a day before students on Delmarva and in nearly 3,000 schools across the country walked out of class at 10 a.m. to show solidarity and honor the 17 killed in the Valentine’s Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Katsetos’ board outlines several small things a student can do to create a positive environment in the classroom.

“I am adamant about it staying positive,” she told ABC News about the dual messages of the walk out and walk up. “I’m not pushing either. I made those suggestions as alternatives to walking out and just an everyday reminder to include others and be considerate, which is something that I talk about with students each day.”

The post has been shared on Facebook more than 760,000 times as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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