The 3 Rs Re-assigned

TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - While Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic are fundamental aspects of education, Reasoning, Reality, and Relationships are the new 3 Rs to effective teaching.

Students need to learn how to make good decisions, and to understand how their decisions affect others.

The underlying determinant of effective decision making is greater awareness and understanding of one's 'Core Values'.

What "Core Values" did the audience and judges use to prejudge Susan Boyle when she walked on stage. When she began to sing, did their "Core Values" start to shift?

What were Craig Kielburger's "Core Values" which motivated his decision to found 'Free the Children', an international organization dedicated to defending children's rights. How have his core values evolved or changed as his role in this organization has expanded?

These types of questions are asked at Glenburnie School, a private school founded by Linda Sweet, where discussions on core values are integrated into curriculum studies from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

At Glenburnie, teachers 'go deeper' to guide their students to develop a stronger understanding and foundation for making effective decisions, and to also see what influences others in their decision making process.

Core values have a significant influence on how we think and behave. If our core values do not align with our work, we will not enjoy our job. Similarly, if one of a student's core values is to learn, then learning becomes easier.

The fundamental key is to recognize and understand your own 'Core Values' and how they come into play in your reasoning, reality, and relationships.

SOURCE GLENBURNIE SCHOOL

For further information: For further information: on the application of 'Core Values' in the classroom, call Linda Sweet at (905) 338-6236; www.glenburnieschool.com

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