The GGP is the manifestation of the intention of our community and school to educate the "whole" child. In effect, we have chosen to go beyond the teaching of knowledge and skills in academic areas only, and begun to purposely teach our children ways of thinking and ways of behaving.
The five dimensions of the GGP are shown below:
- Learners/Problem Solvers/Critical Thinkers
- Effective Communicators
- Persons of Strong Character
- Productive and Valuable Team Members
- Compassionate and Responsible Citizens
On November 26, 2013, we engaged in another of those team learning sessions. The focus of the day was on the dimension of "Compassionate and Responsible Citizens." The big chunks of learning for the day were centered around three learning prompts:
- Discussions around the learning we gleaned from the Lessons from Malaki, which details the challenges of a nine year old boy competing on Britain's Got Talent.
- A presentation from guest speaker Woody Gilliland, Chief Executive Officer of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, an organization that exists ONLY to serve fellow humans in need.
- Dialogue generated from viewing the video about Matthew Jeffers and his letter to the Baltimore Ravens.
- "To whom much is given, much is required."
- "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." (Matthew Jeffers)
A most excellent day of learning! (And, accomplished without a single multiple choice test).