Lesson Language Arts, Life Skills

Master level teacher, Knight elementary, eliminated all discipline issues using Positive Label Program from Kamaron Institute. Morning  meeting sets tone. Case study zero discipline issues in this classroom.


Character Education Lesson Plan:  Language Arts, Life Skills

>> LISA:  Hello, I’m Lisa Wangsness, a Knight Elementary
Teaching Team Representative for the significantly
development delayed class.

The activity I’m going to highlight for you is called
Morning Meeting which is part of our schedule each day.
This activity supports the Knight Team’s Positive
Label Program and Language Arts Skills.

I created this strategy for my students
to build their vocabulary and teach them how to speak
in complete sentences and while developing the life skills
of cooperation and always looking for the good in others.
Most importantly we began each day making everyone feel
valued by their peers.
>> Student: Thank you.
>> Fellow Students: You’re welcome.
>> LISA: You are all so polite, Oh, I just love hearing all those
good manners.

How To Steps: Classroom Lesson Plan

Ms Wagness: We use a poster with a list of positive words
my classes have created over the past few years
The list has grown as the children discover new words
to encourage each other.
This activity begins with the children taking turns to
come up to the front of the class and receive a positive
label from one of their classmates.
I ask all the children to look at that child and think of
all the good things we like about him.
They raise their hands to show that they have a positive
word to give him.
I or that child chooses one person to be his good finder.
That child states the positive word he has chosen
using a complete sentence.

>> Student: She is amazing.

>> LISA: She is amazing and what does that mean.
I ask the child what the positive word means
and then the child points to that word on the chart
and spells it for me to write on a label.
I place the positive label on the left side
emphasizing that this word will make his heart feel
happy all day.

I thought it would, everybody look up here
and let’s all tell Kayla, Kayla you are amazing.

>> Kayla: Thank you.

>> Fellow Students: You’re welcome.

>> LISA: You guys are so polite.
The class then says in unison, then tells him he is
that positive word.  Since we are polite the child says
thank you and the class responds with you’re welcome.
This daily activity has made such a difference in our
classroom every year, regardless of the types of students
I may have.  I no longer need any other type of discipline
program or classroom management system.
The children are simply rewarded with positive, encouraging
words by their teachers and peers whenever they are being
The children themselves love using the positive words.
It is truly an amazing program because it has made such
a difference in Language Arts Skills and personal social
skills for these children.

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Margaret Ross – Benefits of reading to children. Positive Parenting

More: http://kamaron.org/books How to teach your child reading skills. Why reading bedtime stories works. How children benefit by being read to. Parenting teacher tips from author, consultant Margaret Ross, Kamaron Institute. http://visible-strategies.com/community.


Benefits of Reading to Children’s Success


>> Reporter Trustworthy:

Raising a child who loves to read
is one of the most life giving gifts a parent can provide
Want your child to have a lifetime competitive edge?
Here’s how.

>> Kamaron Inst. Kamaron Inst. Margaret Ross

Margaret Ross:
I love to read.  My sleep shirt proclaims
so many books, so little time.
The credit for my lifelong love of reading
rightly rests with my parents.
The blame for my bizarre early reading style
rests squarely with them too.
I arrived in kindergarten able to read
upside down and backwards.
Today, I might be labeled with a learning disability
and sent off for testing,
back then, watching me turn the book upside down to read
my teacher simply asked, how did you learn to do that?
Mom gave me paper and crayons to occupy me as she sat
across the table with my older brother and sister
and helped them with their homework.

While they learned their lessons, I was learning to read.

Five things my parents did right to raise a Reader

1. They read to me
2. They read with me
3. They talked about the things they were reading
4. They hooked me up to all the free stuff
5. They set reading standards and enforced them.

What you can do regularly to encourage Reading

1. Spend quality time with your child reading.
Enjoy all the books, bedtime stories aren’t just for
bedtime anymore.
2. Cuddling up with your child and a good book
helps your child learn to read and to think.
Plus the hugs help learning too.
Your car trip doesn’t require a DVD
bring along good books to aloud and
listen to good books on CD.
3. Let your child see you read.
Create a home environment where we all read, all the time.
4. Get each child a library card
and assign trips to the library the same importance
and frequency as trips to the grocery store.
5. Set family reading standards and enforce them.
You don’t want your child eating dirt and
you don’t want them reading trash.


Set family reading standards and have clear
consequences for bad behavior.
Monitor actions, hold yourself accountable to the same
standards you set for your children.
Raising your child to be a reader is an amazing
accomplishment plus it’s powerfully, positive parenting


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