I believe that ALL students can be LEADERS. They need to be given ownership of their learning. I believe students are most successful in life when they learn to take responsibility for themselves and understand as well as use the power within themselves to accomplish goals they set for themselves. Students can be taught how to manage their emotions, their time, and their resources. Successful students work together to improve themselves, each other, the class and school environments, the community, as well as the world around.
Besides the BC curriculum, The Leader in Me, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (adapted), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (adapted, and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids resources are the base of our classroom program. These resources are mostly written by Stephen Covey and Sean Covey. The content of these resources directly link to many of the learning outcomes set out in the BC curriculum. Students will learn how to set, monitor, and refine their goals. They will learn how to create positive habits in order to create a positive life. Ultimately, by practicing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, students learn how to harness their own personal power in order to reach their fullest potential.
We use a variety of programs to help the students learn self-management skills and problem-solving. Our main program is The Zones of Regulation. This program teaches the children how to identify feelings and categorize those feelings. Then the children learn how to choose strategies that help them to effectively manage those feelings.
We also will be implementing MindUP this year. This program helps individuals develop self-awareness, focus and calming strategies.
In the Parent Information section of this website, you will find links to websites that provide information and strategies that could be useful for your child.