Respect – #AMDSBkidschat September 2016


Welcome back to another fun year with #AMDSBkidschat! As we gear up again for another exciting school year we hope you will join us! We understand that September is a very busy month for many teachers, but everything you need is here, including a step by step guide to set up a class Twitter account, information about how to join the #AMDSBkidschat, as well as resources and information about using Twitter.  And our team is ready to support you!

Our September #AMDSBkidschat is happening on Monday September 26th at 10AM-11AM. The topic we will be discussing is the character trait RESPECT. This month we have 2 different videos in order to reinforce the theme throughout the primary, junior and intermediate divisions (please choose the video that best suits your needs).

Respect is a BIG topic and there are so many ways to show respect. You show respect for people, animals, yourself, the environment and respect for material things… The following videos include a variety of different examples of respectful behaviour that will engage your learners in conversations about respect. During our #AMDSBkidschat we hope all participants will share their ideas, with a focus on engaging in meaningful discussions about respect. #AMDSBkidschat is designed to help K-8 students develop their communication skills, while also learning about digital citizenship responsibilities and rights, as they collaborate with others students, teachers, coaches, and parents throughout the AMDSB.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T… find out what it means to (me) #AMDSBkidschat this September! (PS. We know you sang that last line! 😉

Respect Video: Primary – Sesame Street (one option)

Respect Video: Junior, Intermediate Video – (could also be used in Primary)

1. What does RESPECT mean to you?
2. The video shows several examples of RESPECT. Describe some of the examples.
3. What are some ways that you show RESPECT in school and out of school?
4. Why is it hard to show RESPECT sometimes? Or is it?
5. Describe one person you RESPECT. What did/does this person do to earn your RESPECT?

Additional Activities and Resources:
Brainstorm ways you can show more respect in your classroom or school environment.
Create a list of recommendations to show more respect for others, the environment, etc, and post them in your school newsletter, create a poster, or embed a slideshow or video on your blog.
Check out your school library for the Character Books on Respect. There are some GREAT titles available to share with your class!

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