Building community in your classroom

September 15, 2018 0

Building community in your classroom It was the first advisory of the year: Forty minutes to spend with the group of grade 7s (year 8s) I would see every morning for registration. I wanted us to bond as a class, feel part of a team; in short, become a community. In Values and Visions we […]

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Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New Year

September 1, 2018 0

Potatoes and Plates: An Affirming Start to the New School Year We all want to know our new students’ names and have creative ways of doing this. My favourite, however, is a classic Values and Visions activity (from our section on SELF). I have been using it for years and find the students love it. […]

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Walk the corridor in their shoes

August 19, 2018 0

Walk the corridor in their shoes Back-to-school for teachers generally means getting back into gear, checking your timetable, preparing your classroom and first-day-handouts, organising the first week’s lessons, reminding yourself why you are doing the job and making a fresh start. But what does it mean for students? Back-to-school for students means a return to […]

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What people have said and are saying about Values & Visions

April 10, 2018 0

Since its publication in 1995, we estimate that V&V has reached over 10,000 educators and impacted 500,000 young people. In 2017, some time after V&V had gone out of print, L. Philip Barnes wrote, “Outstanding resources for use in schools to enable teachers to create inspiring and engaging opportunities for spiritual development.” Andrew Burns (no […]

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What V&V is and what it is not

April 2, 2018 0

V&V enables young people to find meaning and purpose in a volatile world. It will effect significant and lasting change in the world of education, re-establishing itself as a successful, tried and tested methodology for the extraordinary times in which we live. V&V is a book, a website and in-service training. Together they deliver a […]

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The Story of Values and Visions

March 30, 2018 1

Georgeanne writes: The story of Values and Visions began in 1989 when two things happened. Firstly, I watched as teachers in the UK were being put under great pressure to comply to externally imposed demands from an ideologically driven government. Teachers were being forced to fill in tick boxes at the expense of their own […]

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