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GVA and the Whole Child

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Russell Howell

on 24 May 2017

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Transcript of GVA and the Whole Child

Results
Happy children
Increased motivation
Positive school culture
Character development
Increased learning
Better retention of content
Decreased student attrition
Increased staff fulfillment
Higher parent satisfaction
Great Valley Academy
Highly Trained and Motivated Staff
Character Development
Mastery Learning
Great Valley Smart
GVS

Culture: Safe, Loved, Learning


Physically Emotionally

Socially Academically



Harmful Habits

Complaining

Punishing

Blaming

Criticizing

Rewarding to control

Nagging

Judging

Relationship Centered

Connecting habits

Supporting

Listening

Encouraging

Caring

Contributing

Befriending

Trusting

Relationship Centered

Law of Reality
Life is
DIFFICULT

and often
UNFAIR
.
What are
YOU
going to
DO
about it?
Character Report Card
Empowering students to influence the pace and content of their learning by demonstrating mastery.
GVA Grading Scale
4: Work exceeds the standards for competence.

3: Work demonstrates the standards for competence.

2: Work meets partial standards for competence.

1: Work meets minimal standards for competence.
It feels good!
SUCCESS
The mind is organized through the body.
The most efficient learner is the visual learner.
What's the 3rd number before 97?
What's the 3rd letter before L?
Teachers assess and report 3 times per year.
Students self-assess and set goals.

Unique to GVA
Looping: Students stay with teacher for two years
Specials: Music, Spanish, PE, and technology instruction for every child from specialized teachers
Uniform: Unity and individuality
Healthy snacks and lunches: Efficiency
Kids Care: Before and after school care
Strategic homework policy
Parent drop-off and pick-up
Minimum day Fridays

School Rule: Skipping

Students are asked to walk or skip.

Cultural: Happiness

Developmentally: Diagnostic
Process


Simply submit interest forms by Friday,
March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. to participate in the enrollment lottery.

Enrollment lottery will be conducted on Friday, March 10th at 1:30. Presence is not mandatory for your child to participate.

Salida Union residents must include proof of residence to receive priority enrollment.

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