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Character Education Guide for Class Meetings
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Character Education Guide for Class Meetings

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We all know that as teachers we are responsible for teaching the standards. But we are also responsible for teaching life skills/character education. This teacher guide for class meetings is a complete curriculum for upper elementary and middle school classrooms. It includes the following 13 units: Respect Empathy & Compassion Tolerance Responsibility & Self-Discipline Cooperation & Teamwork Honesty & Integrity Curiosity Creativity Appreciation Enthusiasm Commitment & Perseverance Confidence Independence Each unit contains: -an essential question -pre-survey -discussion questions -quotes to discuss -a weekly character challenge -real world scenerio connections -role models from the world -language arts connection -literature lists -links to multimedia videos -activity lesson plans -student reflection piece Great for International Baccalaureate Schools because it includes the IB Attitudes!
6 Hats Critical Thinking Strategy Graphic Organizers
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6 Hats Critical Thinking Strategy Graphic Organizers

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The Six Thinking Hats® is a tool that has been used by people in the business world and the educational community. This methodology of thinking was invented by Dr. Edward De Bono. He is considered an expert in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written sixty-two books which have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Dr. de Bono has earned, (M.D., Ph.D.), degrees in medicine, psychology, physiology, and philosophy, and Rhodes Scholar. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Harvard. The six hats critical thinking strategy is an excellent tool to be used in any subject area to extend student thinking and understanding. This strategy pushes students to think about the current topic/concept through six different perspectives. The 6 Hats strategy can be used whole class, in small groups, or individually. Included in this bundle: • Table tents for each of the six hats so you can assign each table in your classroom to “put on” one hat and then share out ideas. • Bookmarks for students to keep in hand during partner work, group work, stations, discussions, etc. I suggest printing these on cardstock and laminating them. • 5 different graphic organizers that could be used with the 6 Hats strategy For more information about how to introduce 6 Hats to your class, visit http://sisdtx.sharpschool.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=17274974