Video: “The Most Inspirational Video for Women Ever”
Video: “Believe in Yourself”
Time: Stop at 2:00 min
1. What is meant by “Once you believe you are something, you embody that thing”?
2. How does being sure about who you are affect your goals and reality?
3. How can we work on handling negativity? (what we do in that moment makes a
4. Scenarios: ACT OUT- With partners or groups
How can you react in a positive way you got an “F” on a test?
When you find out someone is gossiping about you?
When you find out someone is starting a fight with you?
When your parents are yelling at you?
When a teacher is mean?
1. Would you consider everyone in that video beautiful? Why or why not?
2. How would you react to being in this video?
3. Why does one girl get angry? (Min. Market 1:40)
4. Why does being called beautiful make us feel uncomfortable?
5. In what other ways other than physically, are people diverse? (gender, sexual
orientation, abilities, weight, nationalities, languages, gifts/talents, age, money)
Activity: Stereotype Activity (Please refer to email- stereotype cards)
Video: “Integrity Gets You Everything”
2:00 min Length
WRITE ON BOARD: What is Integrity? What is ethics?
SAY: Simple Definition of Integrity Someone/something that does what it is supposed to do.
THINK ALOUD: Imagine a boat, what does a boat do? It stays afloat.
QUESTION: What would happen if the boat had holes in it? It would sink.
EXAMPLE: Or a bridge that has stood for hundreds of years can be said to have integrity.
QUESTION: How do people show Integrity?
SAY: People show Integrity by standing for something.
ASK: What kind of things to people stand for? (List student responses on board.)
SAY: So it could be said that a boat that takes on water is losing its integrity.
POSTVIDEO DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
1.What makes you stand out?
2.How were handshakes used in history/ what did they symbolize
3.Have you ever heard the golden rule?
Who can restate it?
Put it in your own words?
4. what are the two ways business people treat their clients (use them/ serve them)
5. How is trust related to integrity?
6. What happens when you break trust with people (teachers, friends, parents,
7. In what areas of your live do you need to work on integrity?
R: RESPECT: Monday, October 24th
Front load: what are some things we should be saying more often? why?
Video: “Kid President 20 Things We Should Say More Often”
3.30 min long
1. What are three things from the video you should, say more often
2. Is it easy to forgive someone?
3. Does someone have to say “I’m sorry” in order for you to forgive them?
4. What was he trying to say in the barbecue sauce example? (.36 second mark)
5. If you have a different view or belief than someone how can you look beyond it and still respect them?
6. What are some additional things you think some people in our world should say to each other more often?
Activity: Make a poster with Kid President and Student created examples
Supplies: Poster Board, Glue, Paint
In conjunction with PBIS, Councilors, Leadership, Peer Plus and Student Family Services, all stakeholders involved were consulted and recommendations were made.
Needs assessment was taken in the following ways: School Safety Survey, School Climate Survey, Character Traits Survey, 40 Developmental Assets, Periodic Table of Character Traits, Character County and the book Beating the Odds Now.
CHARACTER LESSONS INCLUDE:
Overview: A description of the lesson and what is involved.
Lesson objectives: describe what the student will be able to do by the end of the lesson.
Interpretation: Video, Definition, Picture
Materials needed: List all necessary materials that will be used in this lesson.
Adaptations: Describe ways you would help students needing more support, or those showing to have met understanding.
We want to optimize our system by emphasizing participation. By taking in to consideration the needs of each of our stakeholders we can create constructive relationships by identifying and responding to what is important to the members in our community. To get invested participation all stakeholders must be heard and brought to the table. Main Street middle and Soledad Unified needs a common unifying vision in order to successfully execute the LCAP.
For Example, a project we focused on this year was our incident reporting tool. By streamlining the intervention-reporting tool, teachers can easily communicate steps taken to build on the relationship with the student. Creating incentives like our Trojan Tickets where student's positive behavior can be reinforced, we work to create a community-centered culture, so students remain focused on and feel included in the learning community, teachers can use PBIS systems to support academic behaviors.
CHARACTER LESSONS: TOTAL 5
These are our Top 5 Trojan Traits, however you can use the Periodic Table of Character Traits to help expand and interpret the terms:
P: PURPOSE: Monday, September 26th
Video: “Don’t Count the Cost”
5:30 min long
Frontload: What does it mean for a person to be “soft”?
SHOW THE VIDEO
1. Raise your hand if you would be the first in your family to go to college.
2. Share at your tables, what subject in school are you not good at?
3. How is your generation “soft”?
4. Compare and contrast the quote “the I got to” v.s. “the I get to” mentality
5. How are being successful and being average related?
6. What specific parts of your life can you move away from being average?