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This was a presentation made about Families which is a program for character education at Head-Royce School, Oakland.

This was a presentation made about Families which is a program for character education at Head-Royce School, Oakland.

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  • groups remain constant
  • give examples of character ed. activities-kindness and protest
  • ecology, health, service learning, character education, multiculturalism
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    • 1. Families-a way to build community
      • Lea Van Ness, Judy Kennedy and Leslie Powell
      • CAIS-Head Royce School
    • 2. Who is here as a first time teacher wanting to build community in their school?
    • 3. Who is here as a team interested in integrating a community program into your school?
    • 4. How many of you are administrators looking to include a way to build a more cohesive community?
    • 5. What is it?
    • 6. Our goal is to help you launch this program at your school
    • 7. Benefits of Families
      • A way to build community in the lower school
      • 5th grade leadership opportunities
      • Strengthen connections and creates a bond amongst students that wouldn’t normally exist
      • Helps students feel a sense of belonging in a smaller group within the larger group
      • Introduces traditions that students look forward to annually
    • 8. Where did Families come from?
      • Desire to establish whole school community
      • Originated about 18 years ago
      • Evolved to include:
          • community service
          • multiculturalism/diversity
          • character education
    • 9. How does it work?
      • Supervisor plus committee
      • Student body is divided into cross grade level groups K-5 (about 14 students per group)
      • Families meet six times a year
      • Families don’t change year to year
    • 10. Aches and Pains
      • When you do meet as a Family what do you do
      • Hard for kindergarteners
      • Sense of commitment to the program buy-in
      • Continuity in each Family
      • Project based can be difficult
      • Needs a purpose
      • Community service
    • 11. Redefined Families
      • Character Education
      • Purpose is clear
      • Flexible curriculum
      • Reflection
    • 12. Attributes
      • Honesty
      • Respect
      • Courage
      • Justice
      • Loyalty
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    • 19. Kindness Campaign
      • Kindness to self
      • Kindness to others
      • Kindness to the environment
      • Kindness to the community
      • Kindness to the world
      Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness
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    • 24. Making a Difference
      • Making a difference to self
      • Making a difference with others
      • Making a difference in the community
      • Making a difference in the world
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    • 31. How could you integrate Families?
      • Hidden curriculum exists
          • Health
          • Ecoliteracy
          • Service learning
          • Character education
          • Multiculturalism