Dr. Hal Urban
www.halurban.com
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Lessons from the Classroom
What do students remember?
1. The capital of Nigeria?
2. The population of India?
3. The youngest president?

What are the 5 things you remember the most from being a student in class?
"I remember ..."
go to the discussion board to participate

5 Things his students remembered: (surveyed students from 1960's -2000's)
1. "I felt welcomed, that I counted and everyone was polite"
2. "I remembered always to say something good"
3. "I remember to celebrate today- every day"
4. "I remember that I make important choices every day of my life"
5. "I remember the difference between a wish and a goal"



"What you accept- you teach"
If you do not deal with behavior- you teach that it is OK
"What you permit- you promote"

Stephen Covey- Act or be acted upon- be proactive!
"Always think win-win" Mutual respect in the classroom- Make expectations known

Good Teachers Create a Caring Community
"Kids need caring attachments to adults and each other"
Do parents and teachers fall short in getting kids to care about each other?

The Cheers concept- "You want to go where everyone knows your name and they are always glad you came"
every school should play this theme song!

BCS:
Goal setting
New family meetings
Kid meetings
Customized plans
What other things should we be doing to make that theme song ours?


Students choosing the atmosphere
Nourishment or Toxic?

Toxic:
"What do you NOT want to hear?"

moaning
put downs
swearing
gossip

Nourishing:
"What do you WANT to hear?"

Thirsting for knowledge

How do you make your toxic comments nourishing?
oh no- to oh boy!

Every good teacher starts day with a positive
Nourishing the atmosphere
1. Share good news
2. I'm thankful for...
3. Kind words
4. Funny things

Good teachers help their students discover the power of choice

Difference between a wish and a goal...
"What are ten things you would like to achieve in your lifetime?"
Which one is most important?
"Goals focus oour attention- the magic happens when we set goals"

Good teachers help their students set lifetime goals


3 Closing qoutes:

Character education is bringing oout the best in kids
-Dr. Hal Urbaqn

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
-Aristotle

Education at its best should explained the mind and build character
-Margaret Spelling