Promising Practice: TEAM Abilene

Abilene Elementary believes in demonstrating Teamwork, Effort, Achievement and Motivating others to do the same. Description: Every student at Abilene Elementary has assigned TEAM responsibilities. Student teams include Ambassadors, Safety Patrol, Student Council, Photography, Recycling, Energy Conservation, Song Leaders, Sparkle team (removing heal marks on floor), Tech team, Library helpers, Recess Equipment maintenance and Lexia Loggers. … Continue reading “Promising Practice: TEAM Abilene”

Promising Practice: Values in Action

Values in Action is the practice of engaging scholars in interactive character development through monthly school-wide activities, assemblies, and team building tasks. Description: Values in Action is an interactive process that brings character development to life. Each month our scholars learn about a character trait through role-playing, class discussions, videos, and writing activities. As a culminating … Continue reading “Promising Practice: Values in Action”

Promising Practice : Imagine School Town Center

Location: Palm Coast, FL Promising Practice Title: True Colors Summary: The second grade at Imagine is increasing awareness and empathy for individuals with disabilities while at the same time learning that determination and grit can often conquer all odds. Description: The original goal of this project was to discourage students from prejudging others and see instead the qualities that … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Imagine School Town Center”

Promising Practice : Brooks Global Studies

Location: Greensboro, NC Promising Practice Title: Global Villages Summary: Multi-grade level students participate in Global Villages where they learn about a subject of common interest for two hours on six school year half days. Description: On our six early release days, students meet in their multi-age level Global Villages. A group of fifteen students and a staff member are … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Brooks Global Studies”

Promising Practice : Bucks County Technical High School

Location: Fairless Hills, PA Promising Practice Title: BCTHS Character Education Speakers Bureau Summary: The BCTHS Character Education Speakers Bureau invites a variety of speakers to present to students and staff on a number of character related issues including bullying and positive decision making. Description: Over the past year, student assemblies have included motivational speaker Jeff Yalden on positive decision … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Bucks County Technical High School”

Promising Practice : Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School

Location: Elmsford, NY Promising Practice Title: Peers as Leaders Summary: The PAL program identified leaders within the school who were trained in instructional and experiential practices designed to facilitate workshops focused on responsibility and tolerance. Description: The Peers As Leaders (PAL) program was designed following a series of workshops wherein the staff members who participated utilized a root … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School”

Promising Practice : Anthony Wayne Middle School

Location: Wayne, NJ Promising Practice Title: 180 Days of AWesome Character Education Program Summary: We have a customized character ed program designed to allow all students and staff to feel connected to the overall school community. Description: We have a customized character ed program designed to allow all students and staff to feel connected to the overall school community. … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Anthony Wayne Middle School”

Promising Practice : Bernard Middle School

Location: Saint Louis, MO Promising Practice Title: 100 Blankets for Homeless Dogs Summary: Students made 100 winter blankets for homeless dogs living in a shelter. Description: The Character Coalition students at our school invited all of our middle school students to donate winter blankets for homeless dogs. Students, parents and teachers donated clean and gently used blankets. The blankets … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Bernard Middle School”

Promising Practice : Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Location: Sandy, UT Promising Practice Title: CommUNITY Walk-About Summary: The CommUNITY Walk-About encompasses growing various plants and vegetables, harvesting & planting the seeds in pots, creating plant stakes, and having students walk to neighboring schools to deliver. Description: The CommUNITY Walk-About begn with the school community growing and harvesting various plants and vegetables in the Blessed CommUNITY Garden. The … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Blessed Sacrament Catholic School”

Promising Practice : Brown Elementary

Location: Florissan, MO Promising Practice Title: Restorative Practices Conversation Corners Summary: At Brown Elementary, we developed comfortable, conversation corners to encourage staff and students to use them when implementing restorative practices. Description: In moving away from extrinsic and punative consequences, Brown started using “restorative practices” as our dominate way to work with students who have not followed the expectations … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Brown Elementary”

Promising Practice : Apshawa School

Location: West Milford, NJ Promising Practice Title: Holiday Pick a Gift Program Summary: The Holiday Pick a Gift Program helps families in need within our school community during the holidays. Description: The Holiday Pick a Gift Program helps families in need within our school community during the holidays. Each year, families in need are identified by our school nurse … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Apshawa School”

Promising Practice : Belton High School

Location: Belton, MO Promising Practice Title: Art for Others Summary: Students collected canned goods to create canned good art sculptures to benefit the school pantry. Description: Students and their advisory classes worked together in teams of two classes to collect, design and create a canned food sculpture. The canned goods donated were then donated to the school pantry, the … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Belton High School”

Promising Practice : Bernard Middle School

Location: Saint Louis, MO Promising Practice Title: Welcome New Students Summary: Character Coalition students welcome new students to Bernard Middle School. Description: Character Coalition students provided gift bags for students new to Bernard Middle School. The Welcome event included introductions and handshakes as well as pencils, erasers, notebooks, a candy treat, and beaded necklaces. Students continue to greet new … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Bernard Middle School”

Promising Practice : Beverly Woods Elementary School

Location: Charlotte, NC Promising Practice Title: Sterling Snack Bag Project Summary: Beverly Woods Elementary students, staff, and parents worked collaboratively to foster a caring character environment and assembled snack bags for less fortunate students at a neighboring school. Description: Beverly Woods Elementary implemented the Sterling Snack Bag Project in order to engage students, staff, and families in the character-building … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Beverly Woods Elementary School”

Promising Practice : Beverly Woods Elementary School

Location: Charlotte, NC Promising Practice Title: Sterling Snack Bag Project Summary: Beverly Woods Elementary students, staff, and parents worked collaboratively to foster a caring character environment and assembled snack bags for less fortunate students at a neighboring school. Description: Beverly Woods Elementary implemented the Sterling Snack Bag Project in order to engage students, staff, and families in the character-building … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Beverly Woods Elementary School”

Promising Practice : Blue Valley Southwest High School

Location: Overland Park, KS Promising Practice Title: Peer Tutoring Summary: The program pairs General Education Students with Special Education Students so the special education student can participate in school activities and in regular classes without adult support. Description: Peer Tutoring allows students who require special education to interact and learn with the assistance of a peer in one of … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Blue Valley Southwest High School”

Promising Practice : Margaret Buerkle Middle School

Location: St. Louis, MO Promising Practice Title: Cyber Safety Summary: Cyber Mentoring is a program in which 8th grade students mentor and support 6th grade students about internet safety and digital citizenship.

Promising Practice : Bowles Elementary

Location: Fenton, MO Promising Practice Title: Bowles loves Ronald McDonald House Summary: In an effort to pull students, families & our community together with service learning, the Bowles community made a decision to partner with and support the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis. Description: It was a school community decision to lead a service learning project with the … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Bowles Elementary”

Promising Practice : Crestview Middle School

Location: Ellisville, MO Promising Practice Title: School-Wide Service Projects Summary: 100% of Crestview Middle School students and staff designed and participated in various service projects. Description: Crestview has three core values that we use to align all the things that we do at our school. Serving-Learning-Leading is a simple mission statement that encompasses all that we believe. To achieve … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Crestview Middle School”

Promising Practice : Discovery Ridge Elementary

Location: O’Fallon, MO Promising Practice Title: Discovery Days Summary: Discovery Days is a STEM event that brings our staff, students, families and community members together for a week of meaningful and challenging learning. Description: The purpose of Discovery Days is to create a caring community which supports our meaningful and challenging STEM curriculum. It is … Continue reading “Promising Practice : Discovery Ridge Elementary”

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