Category Archives: Character Development

SE4.7

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students demonstrate the trait of perseverance by continuing to perform their responsibilities and pursue their goals with vigor and tenacity despite frustrations, mistakes, setbacks and other obstacles that make their task difficult or seem impossible. They resist temptations and pressures to give up or quit, choosing instead, to [...]

SE4.6

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students demonstrate the trait of gratitude by consistently identifying, experiencing and expressing thankfulness for the good things in their lives (i.e., they count their blessings) and they invariably and graciously express gratitude for gifts, favours, compliments and services received. (e.g., positive people see the glass as half full [...]

SE4.5

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students demonstrate the trait of positivity by choosing to be relentlessly optimistic, enthusiastic, hopeful and cheerful. Students sustain their positive outlook based on the following beliefs:   Students believe that a positive attitude produces positive results – positive people are more likely to achieve their goals, feel successful, [...]

SE4.2

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students derive pleasure and pride from a job well done by pursuing excellence in all they do. They acknowledge it is their duty and responsibility to do their very best while valuing the importance of effort, taking education seriously, following through on commitments, and working hard.  KEY BELIEFS [...]

LESSONS: Partners Learning Objective: To help students see the benefit of working together Materials: Paper; newspaper sheets; rubber bands; pieces of string cut into 12 inch lengths; balloons (per team) Instructions: Have everyone in the group find a partner. Each of the following five tasks must be accomplished while holding one of their partner’s hands. […]

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students demonstrate the ability to build trust, inspire confidence, motivate, and positively influence individuals and groups by the use of reasoned argument, persuasion, inspiration, negotiation, and by setting an example. They are able to encourage and empower others with constructive criticism and timely praise. They know how to [...]

LESSONS: Ways to Communicate ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What are some ways humans communicate? OBJECTIVES/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Participants learn about different forms of communication; participants practice different forms of communication. SUMMARY OF THE ISSUE: Communication is what we do to give and get understanding; it is the process of sending and receiving messages. Successful communication occurs when there […]

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DOMAIN Students seek to establish and maintain healthy, positive, mutually gratifying personal relationships with their teachers, classmates and others as a source of support, comfort, companionship, and intellectual stimulation.    Students demonstrate a willingness to alter their attitudes and conduct when necessary to reduce or prevent disharmony, generate respect [...]