Sunday, March 6, 2016

Teach to the Heart

I was admonished many years ago to teach to the heart, not just the head. (Thank you Roberto Bahruth for those wise, wise words.) I've tried to do just that...

on a daily basis,
all throughout the day,
starting on day one.

Below is a list of many of the ways I teach character, in the order that I teach them, with links attached leading to more information. Many of these lessons might be taught in one sitting, but the key is repeated daily reinforcement and recycling of content. In other words, over-learning. 

You are full of greatness
Beautiful things
One classroom rule
Can't is illegal
Civil Rights
Words are not for hurting
Ugly Words
Who do you want to be?
I'm sorry
Peacemakers and Peacebreakers class book
I am full of greatness - flag salute
National Positive Thinking Day
It's Okay to be Different book
Respectacles and class book
Have You Filled a Bucket Today class book
Character sign
Greatness with shaving cream
Listen to your heart
Self-control bubbles
Cooperation vs. conflict
Don't sweat the small stuff
G journals
One Word
The Secret
20 Things We Should Say More Often

Here's to hearts, not just heads.

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  1. What a wonderful resource you have put together for us. I have a bit of a challenging class this year and I often hear your words coming out of my mouth! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Miss Trayers, You know I'm truly honored that some of my words have made their way into your class. I sure hope they have helped a bit.

  2. I am totally sharing this on my book's FB page; thank you for sharing your heartbeat!

    1. Barbara, Oh thank you. I've learned so much from you, so it means a lot that you would share.

  3. Oh my goodness! This is such a great resource. But I have to admit that I am panicking a little with worry that I just do enough. We are always growing! Thank you.

    1. Em, No panicking needed. I'm sure you teach their hearts beautifully. :)

  4. You have provided a wonderful resource for everyone! You really should think about getting into presenting. :)

    1. Lori, thank you for your confidence in my thinking and abilities. You're good at supporting me. :)