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 base of our entire classroom program is The Leader in Me, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (adapted), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (adapted), and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids resources. Each of these resources is built upon 7 Habits that enable individuals to take responsibility for their lives and to find their voice. The resources are powerful and clearly link to the learning outcomes set out by the BC Ministry of Education. It is through the practice of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that students will create, monitor, and adjust personal goals as well as develop skills necessary to succeed in an interdependent society.
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.