Presentation of The Virtues Project

2,773 views

Published on

The Mission of The Virtues ProjectTM is to provide empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life through programs of excellence and simplicity which support people of all ages to cultivate their virtues -- the gifts of character.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,773
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
11
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
69
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Presentation of The Virtues Project

  1. 1. The Virtues Project Making Meaningful Connections Presented by Dara Feldman Director of Education Initiatives for The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net
  2. 2. The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net
  3. 3. The Five Strategies of The Virtues Project 1 Speak the Language of Virtues 2 Recognize Teachable Moments 3 Set Clear Boundaries 4 Honor the Spirit 5 Offer Companioning www.heartofeducation.net
  4. 4. The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net
  5. 5. The Five Strategies of The Virtues Project 1 Speak the Language of Virtues 2 Recognize Teachable Moments 3 Set Clear Boundaries 4 Honor the Spirit 5 Offer Companioning www.heartofeducation.net
  6. 6. The History of The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net
  7. 7. The History of The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net
  8. 8. In over 95 countries… Honored by The UN & The Dalai Lama www.heartofeducation.net
  9. 9. Benefits to Schools •Attendance increases •Student achievement increases •Discipline referrals decrease •Bullies transformed into leaders •PLCs and home school connections strengthened •Climate is more peaceful and joyful www.heartofeducation.net
  10. 10. Download Handouts www.heartofeducation.net
  11. 11. Virtues: The Gifts of Character The Virtues Project Assertiveness Forgiveness Patience Caring Friendliness Peacefulness Cleanliness Generosity Perseverance Commitment Gentleness Purposefulness Compassion Helpfulness Reliability Confidence Honesty Respect Consideration Honor Responsibility Cooperation Humility Self-discipline Courage Idealism Service Courtesy Integrity Tact Creativity Joyfulness Thankfulness Detachment Justice Tolerance Determination Kindness Trust Diligence Love Trustworthiness Enthusiasm Loyalty Truthfulness Excellence Moderation Understanding Flexibility Modesty Unity Orderliness www.heartofeducation.net
  12. 12. Virtues vs. Values Virtues: universal, positive qualities of character Values: things people deem important or of value www.heartofeducation.net
  13. 13. Virtues: The Gifts of Character Strength & Growth Virtues Assertiveness Forgiveness Patience Caring Friendliness Peacefulness Cleanliness Generosity Perseverance Commitment Gentleness Purposefulness Compassion Helpfulness Reliability Confidence Honesty Respect Consideration Honor Responsibility Cooperation Humility Self-discipline Courage Idealism Service Courtesy Integrity Tact Creativity Joyfulness Thankfulness Detachment Justice Tolerance Determination Kindness Trust Diligence Love Trustworthiness Enthusiasm Loyalty Truthfulness Excellence Moderation Understanding Flexibility Modesty Unity Orderliness www.heartofeducation.net
  14. 14. The Five Strategies of The Virtues Project 1 Speak the Language of Virtues 2 Recognize Teachable Moments 3 Set Clear Boundaries 4 Honor the Spirit 5 Offer Companioning www.heartofeducation.net
  15. 15. Strategy 1: Speak the Language The Virtues Project Do you believe language has the power to inspire or discourage? www.heartofeducation.net
  16. 16. Ways to Speak the Language of the Virtues 1. TO ACKNOWLEDGE 2. TO GUIDE 3. TO CORRECT 4. TO THANK www.heartofeducation.net
  17. 17. Strategy 1: Speak the Language 3 Elements of the Virtues Language stem I see your virtue diligence in the way you worked through evidence that difficult math problem without giving up. www.heartofeducation.net
  18. 18. Ways to Speak the Language of the Virtues 1. TO ACKNOWLEDGE 2. TO GUIDE 3. TO CORRECT 4. TO THANK www.heartofeducation.net
  19. 19. Strategy 1: Speak the Language Virtues Pick www.heartofeducation.net
  20. 20. Strategy 2: Recognize Teachable Moments The Virtues Project “In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized” ~Haim Ginott www.heartofeducation.net
  21. 21. Strategy 2: Recognize Teachable Moments The Virtues Project Instead of shaming and saying Stop your talking and get back to work! We can say “Please be purposeful and finish your assignment.” www.heartofeducation.net
  22. 22. Renaming and Reframing Acknowledge effort shown Remind or call student to the virtue www.heartofeducation.net
  23. 23. Strategy 3: Set Clear Boundaries The Virtues Project Retributive Justice Teacher is a detective asking … • What was the crime? • Who did it? • How should they be punished? www.heartofeducation.net
  24. 24. Strategy 3: Set Clear Boundaries The Virtues Project Restorative Justice Teacher is a mentor asking … • What happened? • What virtue was missing? • What would it look like if… • How can amends be made? www.heartofeducation.net
  25. 25. Strategy 3: Set Clear Boundaries Class Promise www.heartofeducation.net
  26. 26. Strategy 3: Set Clear Boundaries Using Virtues for PBIS Tenants Positive Behavior Intervention System www.heartofeducation.net
  27. 27. Strategy 4: Honor the Spirit The Virtues Project “More important than being successful is being significant. Significance means making a contribution to others.” ~Steven Covey, Author of Highly Effective People www.heartofeducation.net
  28. 28. Strategy 4: Honor the Spirit ASCD Whole Child Compact “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~Nelson Mandela www.heartofeducation.net
  29. 29. Strategy 4: Honor the Spirit The Virtues Project • Virtues Sharing Circles • Celebrations • Traditions • Reflective Time • Moments with Nature • Service Learning • Virtues in the Arts • Virtues Pick www.heartofeducation.net
  30. 30. Strategy 5: Offer Companioning The Virtues Project 1. Open the door 2. Offer receptive silence Don’t get furious. 3. Ask cup emptying questions 4. Focus on sensory cues 5. Ask virtues reflection questions Get 6. Ask closure and curious! integration questions 7. Give a virtues acknowledgment www.heartofeducation.net
  31. 31. Strategy 5: Offer Companioning The Companioning Process IS NOT IS • A fix • A walk along • A rescue • Respect • Curing • Caring presence • Advice • Listening • Sympathy • Caring detachment • Telling • Asking • Victim-based • Virtues-based www.heartofeducation.net
  32. 32. The Virtues Project Materials & Professional Development To order materials go to www.heartofeducation.net/materials For professional development go to www.heartofeducation.net/pd www.heartofeducation.net
  33. 33. The Virtues Project “Idealists dare… …to have big dreams and then act as if they are possible... Idealism does not mean that you are an idle dreamer. Idle dreamers just WISH that things were better. Idealists do something to MAKE things better.” – The Family Virtues Guide www.heartofeducation.net
  34. 34. The Virtues Project Gratitude Goes To… National Education Association Staff and Students at Kenwood High School, Baltimore County Public Schools May Street Group, News Video Clip ASCD, The Whole Child Compact Dr. Dan Popov, Linda Kavelin Popov & John Kavelin, Founders of The Virtues Project www.heartofeducation.net

×