SEASON BUILDER SCHOOLS
Drastic Reduction in Disciplinary Actions
Giving Teachers a Voice in the Plan
Season Builder has become a huge asset for our school! Parents and teachers rave about our FOCUS words of the week and the intentionality to promote positive daily actions. Teachers all agree that it’s easy to implement and relatable for all students.
Graham Aderholt, Athens Middle School
DUNK vs DRIP
The purpose of any program, especially character development programs, is to have the content soak in...saturate a student.
For years, most schools have taken the "1 hour a week" approach to character development. This is a DUNK approach. Dunk them in a value lesson once a week. While that is not bad, it doesn't promote saturation.
After 9 years of practical experience in character development, we've learned that after we've DUNKED them in character for an hour once a week, they dry off real quick! The values don't soak in.
That's why our approach is the DRIP. Take a short amount of time each day to practice and discuss a focused value of the week. A consistent steady DRIP over time, day after day, week after week, is what saturates and develops character in young people.
KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Administrators, Teachers, and Staff all know how important character development is but they are already overworked and out of time!
WE KNOW AND WANT TO HELP!
After the teacher and staff workshop, we deliver grade specific CHARACTER PLANS that includes a daily plan on how to facilitate conversations and continue to create awareness of your values.
The Character Plan includes all of the actions and principles that were defined and chosen during the workshop. So it is not us telling you what you should do. It's you reminding your students of what you said you wanted to do.
"I have really enjoyed the lessons and I think the kids have as well. It is on their level and easy for them to understand and implement."
"I modeled humility by making my brother's lunch in the morning, so he could get dressed in time for school."
"My 6th grader spoke about responsibility yesterday during dinner. He told his 8 year old sister and his 15 yr old brother about, “leaving things better than you found it.” We even went back to last week’s word, humility. Although he was out with Covid last week, he still remembers the lesson. I think we’ll make these words a basis for our dinner conversations."