“Capturing Kids’ Hearts” is a three-day off-site learning experience that provides tools for administrators, faculty and staff to build positive, productive, trusting relationships — among themselves and with their students. These processes can transform the classroom and campus environment, paving the way for high performance.
Participants learned how to do the following:
- Develop safe, trusting, self-managing classrooms
- Improve classroom attendance by building students’ motivation and helping them take responsibility for their actions and performance
- Decrease delinquent behaviors such as disruptive outbursts, violent acts, drug use and other risky behavior
- Utilize the EXCEL Model™ and reinforce the role of emotional intelligence in teaching
- Develop students’ empathy for diverse cultures and backgrounds
The faculty used the facilities at Westwood Baptist Church in Cleveland to hold the training. After the training faculty members were excited to engage their students in activities to “Capture Their Hearts.” The classes did team building activities, and made social contracts. All of these activities are designed to help set the stage for a productive school year.
“If you have a child’s heart, you have his head." — Flip Flippen — is the quote the faculty training was driven by.