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Cliquing and Tripping Through High School: A Lesson in Character Education Presenter: Ms. Rhodes, NBCT

March 29, 2013 / Room 109

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It All Starts With Empathy     

Video Activity – Think Pair Share Personal Testimony Scenarios Learning Styles / Personality Inventory

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Effective Group Strategies Facilitate rather than lecture  Group students for lessons and activities  Make accepting rather than correcting comments  Encouraged students to comment on one another’s thoughts and share information  Create NORMS 

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Normal Conflict vs. 

Equal power- friends

Happens occasionally

Accidental

Not serious

Bullying

Imbalance of power- may or may not be friends

Repeated negative actions

Purposeful (over and over again)

Serious- threat of physical harm or emotional or psychological distress

Equal emotional reaction

Not seeking power or attention

Strong emotional reaction from the victim

Not trying to get something

Seeking power, control, and attention of others

Remorse—take responsibility

Trying to gain material things or power

Effort to solve the problem

No remorse—blames victim

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Lesson Preparation Strategy Three-Read Process First Read Read the entire lesson to “get the gist” of what is taught. Second Read Read the lesson again and focus what the teacher will DO. Third Read  Review the lesson again and focus on —”what the teacher will SAY.” 5

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom ď Ž

Time: One Class Period

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Premise: Creating a safe, trusting, and respectful classroom environment where risk taking is an encouraged expectation will provide students with a sense of connectedness, and they will experience academic SUCCESS. Rhodes

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom Objectives con’t:  Build community (where students experience a connection with one another)  Optional: Real World of Work – Common goals and working WELL with others.  TEAM = Together Everyone Accomplishes More … Rhodes

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom Objectives:  Identify the characteristics of a safe, trusting, and respectful classroom  Develop a strategy for taking a stand against negative behaviors  Generate a list of behaviors that support a respectful, caring, classroom environment. Rhodes

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom Allocate 10 minutes for group members to choose roles and practice their scenario. Part I: TEAM - using an inclusive grouping strategy, put students in groups of four. Optional – team leader, recorder, time keeper.

Task – What makes a SUCCESSFUL / Effective TEAM?

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom  

9A, Curriculum, Page 119 – Characteristics of Positive vs. Negative Classroom 9B, Curriculum, Page 120 – TEAM Benefits/Reflections Activity: Give each group a different student scenario from Handout ”Scenarios”, Curriculum Book, Pages 349-351.

Part II – Apply the characteristics of a SUCCESSFUL, and EFFECTIVE TEAM to the creation of a safe and respectful classroom. 40-50 Minutes  Task – What are the Benefits of a SUCCESSFUL/EFFECTIVE TEAM? Product - Share 

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom  Materials Computers * Smartboard / Flip chart paper / & Markers / Generate NORMS / Common Language / Graphic Organizers  Handout 9A & Handout 9B  OPTIONAL: Data from Staff input – Ms. Rhodes (3/4/13)  Skit created by Mrs. Digg’s students  Real Life Story - Article submitted by Mrs. Poore` 

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom • OPTIONAL: Establishing Group’s Norms, Page 141 (Strategies / Interventions Book) • Respect for Diversity, Page 39, (Implementation Guide) Celebrating Diversity • Respecting others …. Learning Style LDRC Online Inventory 5 minutes What’s your personality color? Green, Orange, Gold, or Blue (Online Personality Assessment) Rhodes

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Lesson 9.1 Creating a No Put-Downs Classroom

Time permits: Create Products that you can use with your STUDENTS for your class! Rhodes

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