Reform: a first chapter After 10 years, it was time. We could
not sit through another bullet-ridden,
brain-numbing student presentation. We
interviewed the kids. For them it was
just as bad.
So, with Senior Seminar research
presentations looming, about two months
ago we began our focus on change.
parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better
Want to learn how to
help your child achieve and succeed? Read on! You'll learn
why involvement is so important and suggestions
how to get involved.
Positive Education With Character Strengths
Created by the VIA Institute, this 8 minute documentary
depicts character strengths in action in an elementary
school classroom. Includes interviews with students who
actively learn about and use their strengths, and interviews
with teachers and parents. Embodies an approach to the
classroom of creating a culture of learning -- a learning
environment based in strengths for each child to realize the
fullest potential and be at their best.
Features Dr. Neal Mayerson, Chairman of the VIA Institute,
who discusses the value of creating a culture of learning
based in character strengths. Also integrates interview
clips with Jay Sharp, a 4th grade teacher at Bella Vista
Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He discusses his
child-centered approach to the classroom based firmly in the
VIA character strengths.