First 5 Days

I have been using the First 5 Days approach since 2014. In short, this is a 5-day study done at the beginning of the year to teach students important skills that are completely unrelated to the required curriculum. To date, I have created two 5-day studies: one on empathy, and one on integrity.

I believe in the First 5 Days approach because it creates a classroom environment founded on the idea that we should treat each other like people with different backgrounds and experiences. Whenever a difference of opinion arises, it is important to remember the discussions of the first five days in order to better understand the reason why each person’s opinion is valid.

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