Every day the students who attend a “Kidz Matter school” are asked the question … “What’s the word?” A “Kidz Matter school” is a school that has implemented the Kidz Matter Victory program to enhance their character education or life skills program. The program is making a real difference in the behavior of students; and teachers and administrators are excited to keep asking, “What’s the word?”
The “word” is the life skill of the month. It could be Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Self-Control, Courtesy, Goals or any other life skill. The program is designed to focus on a single life skill word throughout the month, teaching the students not only the meaning of the life skill, but also how to apply it daily. Each month the “word” is launched through an assembly. In the classroom, teachers briefly discuss the life skill, and then they recognize and reward positive behavior by placing the students name on the Victory poster. The month ends with a Victory assembly where students and classrooms are selected and rewarded for displaying the life skill.
The assemblies are full of energy, the teachers, school staff, and Kidz Matter Heroes are all fantastic, but the real learning of the life skills come from asking “what’s the word?”
You can visit the Kidz Matter website or find us on Facebook to get additional resources on life skills and the at-home Victory program. www.MyKidzMatter.com .