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Celerity Scholar Peace Tree
Transcript of Celerity Scholar Peace Tree
"In every good work, Celerity Scholars are building community and a better future."
Celerity Educational Group
Planting the CEG Seed of Education
1. Academic Excellence to intellectually challenge and maximize students' potential for lifelong learning.
2. Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals who serve the needs of students.
3. Parental Investment and Community Involvement in sharing the responsibility for educating our children.
4. Diversity and Mutual Respect to foster a supporting and rich learning environment.
1. Creative, Flexible, Critical Thinker
3. Lifelong Learner
4. Culturally Sensitive Individuals
5. Technologically Proficient Individuals
5 Steps to Solving Your Problems
at least 3 solutions, then
which one is best.
which solution works best for everyone.
the outcome of your solution and think of another if necessary.
the problem or situation.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
Peace Tree Strategies
– Peace Tree Strategy: Praise people and give up put downs (focus on what is praise and praise activities)
– Peace Tree Strategy: Label the behavior and don’t defend / Use a strong voice and make eye contact. (focus on what are put downs and how to respond to put downs).
Sept. 9 –
– Peace Tree Strategy: I statements
Sept. 16 –
– Peace Tree Strategy: Responding to I statements (Notice when you hurt someone and repeat what you hear them say/ Apologize and make amends)
Sept. 23 –
– Peace Tree Statements: Check ins
Sept. 30 –
- Asking for help (both for if someone is causing a problem for me and if I’m causing a problem for someone)
August & September: Introduce all 6 Character Traits so students can start showing behavior relating to these traits in the classroom and on the playground- 1 trait per week
August 19: Caring/Harmony: RED
Talk to students about the importance of the character trait of Caring/ having Harmony.
Be compassionate and show you care
Help people in need
To be at peace
Ask students to share ways in which they can be caring/harmonious on the playground, in the hallways and in the classroom. Let them know that yard supervisors and teachers will be observing for caring/harmonious behaviors.
Quote to Share:
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
4 Steps to Responsibility
When a child comes to you with a problem…
1. Lead with Empathy – “Wow, that must have felt…”
2. Follow with a question – “What are you going to do?”
3. Suggest options - “Would you like to hear what some other kids have tried before?”
4. Have child analyze consequences – “How would that work out?”
“Good luck I hope it works out for you.”