Getting students to think about actions

  1. I really was interested in using the Eight Essential Questions as a way to get students to really think about their actions and the actions of others. Guiding students through group conversations about the Eight Essential Questions really seems to be an excellent way of handling any type of bullying situations going on in your class. I also love the idea of role playing to help students understand the concepts of “mean vs. nice” and “it was just a joke.”
  2. What I found the most valuable is the concept that it starts with the teacher. It is our responsibility to promote the 4 C’s from day 1 and understand our 21st Century students so that we are prepared to handle these kinds of bullying situations. If we do not teach them to be aware of bullying then they will never realize that it is happening around them. I realized that I shouldn’t wait for bullying to occur to teach my students about bullying. It needs to be a preventative concept.
  3. Moving forward, I plan on using many of the strategies taught in this course in order to maintain Safety, Order and Right in my school.

Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, parent, mentor or corporation, we can design a program to suit your needs. Let’s make the connection!

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A new way to run a meeting

It is easy to build agendas for meetings that lack the connection. I find that I am constantly now beginning with an activity such as these we are using. I appreciate that as an admin team we are taking time to connect in this way as well.

Thank you!!

Thank you, Jill. We appreciate the progress that has been made with our School 2 students.

I really loved the Eight Essential Questions and Mean vs. Nice

As a speech-language pathologist I feel it is crucial to give students the language (vocabulary) to express their feelings.

My Lunch Bunch Experience

Being a Lunch Bunch mentor has been a powerful and fulfilling opportunity for me to support a small group of boys – at a vulnerable age between childhood and adulthood – develop emotional and social skills that I expect will positively impact their personal and academic success.

Breaking down walls

People are more ready to engage in the work when we start a session with such an activity that breaks down walls and gives time to process emotions and make connections before digging into the work ahead.

Effects of trauma on the brains of children

What I found most interesting was the information relating to the effects of trauma on the brains of children.