Presentation on theme: "Creating Positive Culture Character Development Craig Mackie Program Director Christie Lake Kids Growing Up Great – Critical Hours Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Creating Positive Culture Character Development Craig Mackie Program Director Christie Lake Kids Growing Up Great – Critical Hours Committee
Culture? Why is positive culture important? Culture turns a space into a place… Practices and Customs Beliefs and Values
I believe that… – All kids deserve a right to succeed… – We all have potential… My (homework club) values are… – Respect for others… – Cleanliness… – Kindness…
Practices and Customs What are some of your daily practices at hwk club? – Always greet the participants at the door. – Always have a snack ready when they get there. What customs exist for awards, celebrations, any small recognitions? – If someone gets an A or a pass, they get a small prize.
What is Character Development? Virtues Resilience/motivation
Making Positive Change @ University of the Arts, London 2009 16 Guidelines as Character Traits 4 categories of human nature 4 qualities or guidelines per category ASPIRATION PRINCIPLES SERVICE COURAGE HOW WE FIND MEANING KINDNESSHONESTYGENEROSITYRIGHT SPEECH HOW WE ACT HUMILITYPATIENCECONTENTMENTDELIGHT HOW WE THINK RESPECT FORGIVENESSGRATITUDE LOYALTY HOW WE RELATE TO OTHERS HOW WE FIND MEANING 6
HUMILITY KINDNESS RESPECT PRINCIPLES PATIENCE HONESTY FORGIVENESS ASPIRATION CONTENTMENT GENEROSITY GRATITUDE SERVICE DELIGHT RIGHT SPEECH LOYALTY COURAGE
Charting Character Traits NameRespectKindnessHonestyRight Speech Craig Jama Kelli Thomas Gene NameWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8 Jama Kelli Craig James
Prevention Tips or… Setting them up for success! Restructuring Active listening Directing Relating Teaching Prompting Re-directing Planned ignoring
Group Tips on Culture Making Divide into groups of 4 Brainstorm: How do/can you create positive culture in your program setting?