Administration of this program can occur on various levels. Here are some ideas:
Put our 21 piece classroom poster set and place as seen fit around each classroom. You can also download our Lesson Plans
and give one lesson per week during a designated "homeroom period." Download our "Change" lecture Power Point
presentation and deliver to the students, faculty, and administration.
At least get the students and administration thinking and talking.
Display our banners on administration (or other larger) buildings as a show of your commitment, and complete classroom
poster sets within your classrooms and other buildings. These posters and banners are continuous visual reminders of what
students will be internalizing.
Download our Power point presentation of the "Change" lecture, determine the logistics of delivering this lecture by someone
This is the by far the most powerful option of all, and is accomplished by establishing curiosity and anticipation
prior to the release of information.
First, dress your campus with vinyl banners, and have your faculty or leadership team place classroom poster
sets in every classroom and elsewhere as appropriate.
Use our free Power Point lectures, choose an orator, and lecture to the student body and faculty.
When this is done at one time, the entire school will undergo a change of perspective. We suggest lecturing at
the beginning of the year, and just prior to Standardized Testing. It can be used year after year as attrition of
the student body occurs,
Allow this to unfold, and watch as the culture of each school falls into alignment with our program.
NOTE: IT IS BEST TO FIRST MEET WITH ALL FACULTY AND STAFF PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS
PROGRAM. THIS MIGHT SEEM OBVIOUS, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN SCHOOLS THAT SIMPLY LAUNCHED THE
PROGRAM WITHOUT EXPLANATION, AND HAD LITTLE BUY-IN AS A RESULT.
Where to place our posters and banners?
We suggest ...
... Place the "Work Ethic" classroom posters and vinyl banners in a prominent place.
... place the "I Am Who I Choose To Be" poster at the front of the classroom, above the write board, and the two
supplemental posters, "Who owns me?" and "I own myself!" on either side of the room, or to the immediate right and
left of the longer "I Am Who I Choose To Be" poster.
... place the "Pillars" poster set and the "Tolerance" poster set where they will be easily seen, but keep the poster sets
grouped together. They will act as a constant reminder of the lessons you wish to promote and will do their best work when
they are most visible.
... place the large and small vinyl banners around the campus, at the school opening gates, within the quad, gymnasium and
multi-purpose room, and certainly on the main administration building facing the quad. This will have a dynamic impact upon
all students, faculty, and administration, and further demonstrates your commitment to the program.
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|The pictures to the right demonstrate a fabulous
way to gain student 'buy-in' and send the concept
of "Self-ownership" to their hearts and minds.
Have them write the phrase "I Am, Who I Choose
To Be" as many times as the situation warrants.
A tardy might be worth 100 lines. A classroom
defiance might be worth 500 lines. An attempted
theft might be 3000 lines.
As a teacher using this for the past 8 years, I
assure you it is effective.
"Johnny, you want to write 500 lines?" will usually
put Johnny in a responsive mode...
Administration loves this, as referrals to the office
are reduced hugely, and classroom control is
easily maintained once students understand the
consequences that they will receive.
Fantastic strategy for classroom control...
Student Retention * Work Ethic * Self ownership * Core Values * Tolerance * Lesson Plans
"Change must come from within the individual..."