In the year 2000, Carol Morgan School adopted the Tribes Program as the school wide character education program, and all teachers and assistants were trained. Each August, new staff members are trained in the TRIBES process to maintain program consistency.
The Tribes process creates a caring and supportive, community-like environment dedicated to positive expectations and active participation for students and staff. Throughout the process, teachers and staff use collaborative skills and strategies which ultimately give students a sense of belonging, value, and motivation. The program, promoting resilience among many other things, is especially good for international schools because of the need for children to be resilient when living overseas.
Tribes is at the core of our values. It incorporates sound teaching practices and research, in which strategies are integrated into student lessons.
Kelso's Choice (PK-5)
Kelso’s Choice empowers children to use the skills of conflict management in school, the community, and at home. The program provides a cognitive structure for discriminating between “small” problems students can resolve and “big” problems that require adult intervention. In addition, Kelso’s Choice reduces “tattling” through a proactive, preventative approach that keeps small problems from escalating. The program also increases feelings of self esteem and personal competence as students successfully resolve conflicts. There are nine different choices or strategies that children can use to resolve small problems. These nine strategies are:
It is a good idea to discuss the nine strategies with your child and consider using these strategies in your home. If you would like additional information about Kelso the Frog, please contact any member of the elementary school staff.