Practice Seven

Memory work, recitations, and/or writing occur daily. These enhance character development and effective communication skills while extending curricula.

Implementation Basics | Practice 7 Implementation Evaluation and Goal Setting | Life Principles, Expectations, and Quotes | Hand Sign for Practice 7 | Practice Connections | Characteristics of Implementation with Online Resources | Research | Literature | Vocabulary | Music & Video Links | General Resource Websites | Learning Strategies



Speech has power. Words do not fade.  What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.”
--Abraham Joshua Herschel (printable poster)

IMPLEMENTATION BASICS

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PRACTICE SEVEN IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION AND GOAL SETTING

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LIFE PRINCIPLES, EXPECTATIONS, AND QUOTES

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HAND SIGNS FOR PRACTICE SEVEN

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Practice - Make a palm down ‘A’ and move it back and forth across the left index finger. Seven - With hand out, touch thumb and little finger.

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PRACTICE CONNECTIONS

Practice 7 Connections - list of other 17 Practices that are connected to Practice #7

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IMPLEMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS WITH ONLINE RESOURCES

Practice 7 Characteristics of Implementation - Includes links to online resources to assist in implementation under each characteristic.

  1. Provide opportunities for learners to memorize and recite pledges, creeds, character-building poetry, quotes, etc. Teach and model proper posture, delivery and communication skills. Provide opportunities for showcasing achievements in various both inside and outside the school environment.
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  2. Utilize appropriate memory techniques that aid learners in memory work and recitation. Encourage the use of questioning strategies to build comprehension and develop critical thinking skills. 
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  3. Develop, post, and integrate quotes and creed/s to support the values and expectations of the learning environment. Recite, reflect upon, and apply daily within real life situations.
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  4. Discuss and study challenging literature as a basis for developing character and a personal vision. Focus on new vocabulary to build communication skills and to enrich the learner’s view of themselves. Apply the meaning gained in classic studies to real world situations including personal effort in the their work.
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  5. Engage learners daily in writing through journaling, goal setting, self-reflection, or other types of writing.
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RESEARCH

Practice 7 Research Resources

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LITERATURE

Implementation Online Resources:

Educator:

  • Integrity Resources - Websites and Other Materials
  • Cooperation Resources - Elem and MS/HS - Songs, Videos, Websites, Links to supplementary material within the GE website, and Other Materials
  • Courtesy Resources - Websites and Other Materials
  • 101 Strategies to make vocabulary stick by Marilee Sprenger introduces her book by explaining how important it is that educators across all content areas and grade levels address what she refers as “word poverty.” In fact, she maintains that vocabulary may be the most important content that we teach.

Learner:

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POETRY

VOCABULARY

INTEGRITY in Action”

Brainstorm words that describe how Integrity looks, sounds, and feels. In pairs create a list of 10 words that describe integrity.

Join another pair, share lists, and add any new words. Join another group of 4 and repeat. The end result will be a list to be posted in the room for use and reflection.

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MUSIC AND VIDEO LINKS

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GENERAL RESOURCE WEBSITES:

  • National Science Digital Library - The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels.  Educators may search for level PK - 12+ for FREE digital resources.  Compatible for making assignments directly to Google Classroom.
  • The Right Questions Institute - Resource for the classroom with downloads
    • Also see Right Questions - Educational Leadership - An Explanation of the process
  • YSA - Youth Service America - Youth Changing the World website with organizational tools for involving youth in service projects.
  • The Futures Channel Lesson Plans - Lesson plans by Kay Toliver applying math concepts

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LEARNING STRATEGIES

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