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Look for Good Project
This scientifically backed Gratitude Campaign helps parents and teachers to unite around kindness, inspired by the leadership of their own children.
Why the Look for Good Project?
We have initiated our own Look for Good Project as part of a renewed focus on positive student interactions and behaviors. The program focuses on the core belief that gratitude changes mindsets, reduces violence, and improves everything. Through this initiative, students are taught the meaning of gratitude and how to this understanding to support people across our school and community. The program is designed to broaden students' awareness to a wider range of thoughts and actions which help them solve problems and build new skills and resources. Research tied to this project suggests that it dramatically improves positive student interactions, while also reduces bullying incidences.
What will students be doing?
We began our Look For Good Project with a gratitude wall in the lobby. All students participated by learning about the motivation of the project, the meaning of gratitude, and enjoying a school-wide read aloud, Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers.
After the initial rollout, students were introduced to our newly defined five core values that will drive interpersonal interactions across the school (see the matrix below). Each month, students focus on one value, with a school-wide read aloud text and aligned activities.
Ludlow-Taylor Core Values Matrix