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Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools To Teach What Matters.
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The Compassionate Campus program uses the power of student-to-student interactions and mentoring relationships to build real-life skills that cultivate empathy.
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Nome da Organização
Journey School, a Public Charter School
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País da organização
Estados Unidos , CA, Aliso Viejo, Orange County
Países onde este projeto vem gerando impacto social
Estados Unidos , CA, Aliso Viejo, Orange County
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Natureza da escola na qual seu projeto está afiliado:
Pública (mensalidade gratuita)
Há quanto tempo sua organização está em operação?
Mais de 5 anos
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Há quanto tempo seu projeto está em atividade?
Em execução entre 1 e 5 anos
A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
For the past decade, pressures to focus solely on improving test scores has left little time for social-emotional learning programs in most U.S. public school curricula. Programs that are in use are costly, rely heavily on slogans, contests, one-time workshops, theme weeks, and web-based learning rather than real-life skill-building or practice. The most popular program focuses on teaching what constitutes good behavior rather than on developing the skills (like empathy) that lead to them. In 2010, Education Week cited results from the largest federal study showing that such character education programs had little to no effect on improving student behavior. Schools need programs that teach empathy as a skill, provide real-life practice over time, and improve student behavior.
A Solução: Qual é a sua solução? Seja específico!
The Compassionate Campus program uses student-to-student interactions, with coaching from teachers, in real-life situations to hone students’ empathy skills over the course of each school year.
This program pairs upper grade mentors (5th-8th) with lower grade buddies (1st-4th) for bi-weekly meetings wherein they connect with each other, connect to their campus, and weave the social fabric of community. Students jointly participate in exercises like:
• Taking the temperature of social well-being
• Addressing bigger issues of how we care for and treat each other
• Holding listening circles to help younger students with any social and emotional difficulties they might be facing.
These peer-mentor relationships develop into safe forums for children to speak their truth and discover new perspectives towards their challenges. Empathy grows as the students learn to inquire without judgment and to listen to each other, without a rush to find a solution, simply to understand.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
At the beginning of the school year, 8th graders are paired with 4th graders, 7th graders with 3rd graders, 6th graders with 2nd graders, and 5th with 1st graders to mentor. These mentor assignments last until the end of school year - the relationship can last a lifetime.
Every other Wednesday throughout the year, the older children have a classroom civics lesson which includes coaching on a particular social-emotional skill, beginning with listening for understanding.
Afterwards, the students in grades 1-8 attend an assembly together to interactively explore a school-wide, social challenge.
Lastly, each mentor and buddy spend 30 minutes with each other engaging in conversations of their choice. For particularly challenging situations, mentors will form listening circles with other mentor-buddy pairs to help all gain a better understanding of each others perspective.
Compassionate Campus uses the power of student-to-student interactions in getting children to open up to one another to uncover information that would not otherwise be told to an adult.
The program also uses the power of mentorship to spark an inner motivation for children to call up the best in themselves for the service of others. As these mentors focus on modelling empathy for their younger buddies, they begin to internalize the skill and begin to be more empathetic with their same age peers. As the younger buddies become the older mentors, they carry forward the lessons learned from earlier years and pass the skill on to the next cycle of students.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
Kim John Payne's Social Inclusion Approach (SIA) is the closest peer program. Unlike SIA, which has adult-driven solutions, Compassionate Campus engages students by having children help other children make decisions about children. Compassionate Campus takes less time to fully implement than the 3 year time frame SIA lays out.
Competitors include a host of commercial character education programs. Compassionate Campus is different than most because it teaches skills rather than behaviors (how versus what), it is child-driven so kids relate more, and uses real life situations in real time rather than role-playing or something on a scree for a more authentic experience.
All programs that move character education into the public consciousness help our collective growth.
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Defina sua organização, programa, serviço ou produto em 1-2 frases. [140 caracteres]
The Compassionate Campus program uses the power of student-to-student interactions to build real-life skills that cultivate empathy.
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All children have an inner ally that knows right from wrong. Compassionate Campus is children helping children listen to their ally.
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Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
Compassionate Campus started in a private school in Northern California. The program evolved and was implemented at a public charter school also in Northern California. Now the program is in its third evolution and has been in effect at Journey School, a public K-8 charter school, since September 2011. Since implementation at Journey, there has been a 60% reduction in discipline issues as measured by children being sent to the office. Also, the percent of students who feel safe & secure at school rose from 76% to 92% as a result of this program.
Teachers note that children feel more connected to other students across their school, they feel as if they have someone to bring problems to and they feel heard. They are more open to talk, more expressive in their feelings, and love spending time with their partners -- they feel a great bond. Mentors, are rising to the challenge and getting out of their comfort zone (boys especially) to be emotional guides for the younger buddies.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
Empathy will become ingrained in the Journey School culture as listening and inquiry skills deepen with practice year after year.
Teachers will have more time to focus on lessons as disruptions decrease and students are less distracted by social-emotional issues.
Parents will become trained and involved in the program as Calm and Return Educational Servers (CARES) and Parents on the Playground (POPs) volunteers.
An entire school community will become a community of compassion and serve as a scalable model to be replicated in public schools across the country.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
The biggest barrier is in finding administration champions to spearhead the Compassionate Campus program in each school -- it takes dedication and a compelling advocate to implement the program. The second biggest barrier is in carving out time in the curriculum to teach these social-emotional skills.
With published statistics on the decreased need for interventions and discipline issues, we can show administrative and classroom time savings that would offset the time needed to implement the program.
Also, with statistics and survey results showing greater student satisfaction and happiness, we can ask schools and parents to consider the importance of social-emotional education. The imperative to make room in the curriculum becomes clear with measurable results.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
Compassionate Campus program expands to include parents engaged in increasing their own empathy and modeling it.
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Hold training sessions for parents and interested community members.
Recruit trained parents and community to serve as CAREs and POPs volunteers.
Hold parent education seminars to help parents understand the program, grow their empathy, and gain support of the program.
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Use statistics and create a hand book to get other schools to implement the Compassionate Campus program.
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
Measure and publish results of child satisfaction surveys.
Measure and publish statistics on decrease in need for intervention.
Publish a booklet or create a website on how this program can be implemented at other schools.
História: Queremos saber mais sobre o momento de descoberta desta solução. Conte-nos a história sobre onde e quando o(s) fundador(res) vislumbrou(aram) o potencial desta solução para mudar o mundo. [125 palavras]
As the Education Director at another school, Bonnie River, the founder of Compassionate Campus, intervened in an incident where an older boy was physically harming a younger girl. As Ms. River hugged him tightly to restrain him, he began to sob. The "bully" began repeating to himself how he was not fat, not stupid. He went on to say maybe he was fat, maybe stupid. Finally he ended with he was fat, he was stupid. It became clear he was acting out as a victim of bullying himself. It was at that moment that Ms. River felt compelled to create a program where children could find a way to safely express the social challenges they were facing. She began work with Kim Jon Payne to create the Social Inclusion project. With time it became clear to Ms. River, that the adult-driven method developed with Mr. Payne needed to be more child-driven to be truly embraced by the students. Compassionate Campus was born of Ms. River's vision of using student-to-student interactions to grow empathy.
Por favor, explique de que forma o estabelecimento de parcerias é importante para o sucesso de sua inovação
Our community of parents and teachers are currently the program's greatest partners. We hope to find other organizations who would like to partner with the school to fund, expand, measure, and publish results of the program.
Qual o perfil da equipe (colaboradores, voluntários etc.) que vai garantir o cumprimento das metas de crescimento identificadas por você na seção ‘Impacto Social’?
Our Education Director and Executive Administrator are dedicated to growing the program. Teachers are in full support. Parents will become an increasingly active part of the team in growing the program.
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