Good Values - Great Schools

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Character and Values: The Superheroes of Student Achievement

Socrates once said, “Education is the kindling of the flame, not the filling of the vessel.” Many schools are still obsessed with ‘vessel-filling’ as they channel their energy into curriculum and measurement. Twenty-first century learners have all the knowledge they need at their fingertips. What they really need to learn is how to become ‘good young men’ and ‘good young women’ and the learning will follow. The paradox of this ability to access vast amounts of knowledge is that many children (and adults) spend more time connected to their computers than they do to their families. Consequently young people’s values are being influenced by external sources at a much earlier age than in the past. Many of these values are harmful and severely limiting the achievement of many students. You can have the all the knowledge in the world, but if you don’t have the motivation and perseverance to apply it, or the strength of character to resist instant gratification, then potential will simply be wasted. This why character and values are the Superheroes of Student Achievement, and why teaching them in schools is more important than ever.


This thought-provoking presentation will deliver stories, stats and case-studies that reveal why ‘kindling the flame’ is more important that ‘filling the vessel’ and give you powerful tools, tips and tactics to help you do it.

        

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Give Your Students Six of the Best! A powerful formula to help young people behave well and be the best they can be

Positive attitudes and good behaviour are the cornerstones of success - and our attitudes and behaviour are determined by our values. This engaging, content-rich workshop will show you how to promote positive values in your schools and classrooms using the Six Kinds of Best as a 'recipe for success'. You will learn about:

    • The six vital values that promote success, health and happiness
    • The power of ‘sticky messages’ and how to create them
    • The critical difference between teaching content (information) and teaching values (behaviour)
    • The seven phases of values development and why they are essential for moving students from ‘knowing good’ to ‘doing good’
    • The importance of ‘visceral’ experiences for changing behaviour and how to create them
    • A range of engaging instructional strategies to teach values effectively
    • Fun, easy-to-use resources that will save you hours of preparation time

         

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The Seven Phases of Values Development: A powerful process to move your students from 'knowing good' to 'doing good'

Goethe once said, “Where values are present, laws are unnecessary. Without values, laws are unenforceable.” This quote underpins the main premise of this workshop: The critical success factor for positive school cultures is the development of good values.
A great way to determine if your students have good values or not is to ask yourself the question “What would they do if I left the room for 10 minutes?” The fact is, that despite knowing class rules and expectations, many of our students choose to ignore them. This is because there is much more to promoting positive behaviour than putting a set of rules up on the wall. This workshop will show you what that is and give you strategies and resources to help you move your students from ‘knowing good’ to doing good’. You will learn about:

    • Effective ways to make students acutely aware of your desired behaviours
    • Strategies to help students discover why values are important
    • Tools, tips and tactics to make your students WANT to display good values
    • Structures, resources and templates to teach desired values
    • Ideas to help students practice good values in real-life situations
    • Tools, resources and ideas to reinforce and consolidate good behaviour
    • Tools and strategies to measure and track good habits

 

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ONE DAY SEMINAR

The Six Kinds of Best One Day Seminar covers all three programs

    • Character and Values: The Superheroes of Student Achievement
    • Give Your Students Six of the Best! A powerful formula to help young people behave well and be the best they can be
    • The Seven Phases of Values Development: A powerful process to move your students from 'knowing good' to 'doing good'