“If you have a child’s heart, you have his head.”™ – Flip Flippen The primary focus of Capturing Kids’ Hearts is to develop healthy relationships between members of a school’s educational community and to teach effective skills that help participants:
- Develop safe, trusting, self-managing classrooms
- Improve classroom attendance by building students’ motivation and helping them take responsibility for their actions and performance
- Decrease delinquent behaviors such as disruptive outbursts, violent acts, drug use and other risky behavior
- Utilize the EXCEL Model™ and reinforce the role of emotional intelligence in teaching
- Develop students’ empathy for diverse cultures and backgrounds
The EXCEL Model
|E||Engage students through a personal greeting|
|X||Explore the needs students have and the good that is developing in their lives|
|C||Communicate caring thoughts that are specifically relevant to the student|
|E||Empower students to practice doing what is good|
|L||Launch students with a sendoff each day that helps them to aspire to excellence|
- How do you want to be treated by me (the teacher)?
- How do you want to be treated by others?
- How do you think I (the teacher) want to be treated by you?
- How do we treat each other when there is conflict?
Affirmations are short notes that you give to someone to tell them something nice that you have noticed about them or to give them a compliment. Students give affirmations to each other and our staff is really great about giving affirmations as well. Use the social contract as a tool for affirming others.
Flippen, F., & White, C. (2007). The flip side: Break free of the behaviors that hold you back. New York: Springboard Press.
For more information visit http://www.flippengroup.com/education/ckh.html