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Virtues Within Me


As a teacher we have been practicing the Language of Virtue with our students. It can be a bit challenging at times to avoid using the words “Don’t” and “No”, but this Virtues concept is teaching both the students and the teachers to communicate in a more positive manner.

It is practicing using effective words like ‘Kindness’, ‘Respect’, ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Cooperation’ to guild students to develop a more holistic personality.

It is helping them understand and practice the language and actions of Virtues, and becoming so comfortable with it, that it becomes second nature… automatic.

Here are some exercises that I had the students practice learning the Virtue words:

Love your friend

To give them joy you play fair.
To make them smile you share.
To hear them laugh you tell a joke.
To see them with glee give them a poke.
This is how you treat your friend.
And they will stay with you to the end.

(Being the computer teacher, the Junior students did this on Microsoft Word.)

The Senior students  created Word Search puzzles using Virtues words in Microsoft Excel.
  
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love                        hope                        patience                        respect
tact                         fairness                    trust                              modesty
kindness                 caring                      courtesy                        unity           
honesty           


The Senior students also created a page on Comic Life on how they CAN or DO practice Virtues at school or at home. 


These were just a few ideas of how I tried implementing the usage of Virtues words within the classroom and in the exercises we were doing. It was effective and enjoyable, but you must realize it is a work in progress. As much as they are learning so am I. 

The only thing I continue to do is ... 'practice, practice, practice'. 

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