Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

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Table of Contents

  • Academic Achievement - page 5
  • Testimonials and Funding - page 3
  • Samples - pages 1 and 4
  • Subscription Information – pages 2, 4 and 5
  • Complete Curriculum - page 6
  • Order Form - page 8
 

Read this sample message!

If it makes your day better, imagine what it could do to improve the day of everyone in your school.

Good morning, (name of school). This is (name of narrator) with a few words of wisdom.

How many bad situations can you think of right now that would completely go away — totally disappear — if everyone involved would show simple kindness toward one another?

There would be no more bullying, mean-spirited teasing, hatred, or violence. Why? Because you cannot be a bully with a kind heart, and it’s impossible to be simultaneously mean-spirited and kind. With kindness, we can build each other up rather than tear each other down.

Now listen to these words from writer Henry James:

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."

Take some time to consider how each of us can bring a little more kindness into our world. So ask yourself this: Who at school might need a little kindness?

With something to think about, this is (name of narrator). Make it a great day . . . or not. The choice is yours.

Try our sample messages for a week and see the difference they make!

Start each morning with messages like this designed to create a more positive and effective school climate. Project Wisdom provides proven results with our simple three-step approach: campus, classroom, and educator.

Select a well-respected staff member who can give a strong and heartfelt delivery and then broadcast one message each morning during announcements.

For more sample messages, visit us online at: www.ProjectWisdom.com

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Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Empower your students and staff to do their best!


The Project Wisdom program is now exclusively online and conveniently delivered to your entire staff through our highly-rated Educator Resource Site 2.0. Our program is research- based and promotes student achievement by contributing to a safe and caring school climate.

 

Empower your students and staff to do and be their personal best

Tight budgets require wise spending. Be proactive and save money.

Fewer classroom disruptions, fewer discipline referrals, and improved teacher morale all add up to savings in both time and money.

Key findings from our 2013 third-party Program Evaluation conducted by Beth Manke, Ph.d., California State University, Long Beach, CA, show that Project Wisdom:

  • Decreases incidents of student teasing and/or bullying.
  • Decreases discipline referrals to the office.
  • Affects the school climate in a positive way.
  • Has a positive impact on teacher morale.
  • Improves social-emotional competencies.

Three-Step Approach to a Positive and Effective School Climate

One-year online subscription includes:

1) For the Campus – Project Wisdom Online Library of Daily Broadcast Messages

The centerpiece of the program is a collection of thought-provoking messages narrated over your PA or in-house television system. Each day you can reach everyone on campus with a few words of wisdom that uplift and encourage a more positive and effective school climate.

We offer three series of proven-effective broadcast messages. Each series provides enough content for a typical school year and includes online access to 190+ daily broadcast messages; monthly and weekly themes with corresponding daily broadcast messages batched for your convenience, weekly journal pages that correspond to the themes, plus additional resources. Preview at www.ProjectWisdom.com.

2) For the Classroom – Easy-to-implement Lesson Plans

In addition to the online library of broadcast messages, you and your entire staff will have access to our highly-rated collection of lesson plans that help students develop character and social-emotional competencies. There is an online search feature that allows you to search by keyword or topic. Preview and print samples at www.ProjectWisdom.com.

3) For Educators – Professional Support and Just For You Messages

During the school year, every registered user with a current subscription will be sent by email the following weekly Professional Support: 1) one of our highly-rated Just For You messages. These concise, thought-provoking messages are written to foster professionalism, promote ethical and caring leadership, boost morale, and improve classroom management, and 2) featured easy-to-implement lesson plans. Also, throughout the school year, all registered users receive Teacher’s Stories, best practices and uplifting stories shared by educators just for educators.

www.ProjectWisdom.com · (800) 884-4974

Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Over 17,000 schools nationwide are licensed to use Project Wisdom.


Help with Funding

Your school district may provide a grant writer who is knowledgeable about appropriate funding options. Additionally, you may find the following documents helpful at www.ProjectWisdom.com.

Title I Alignment

How Project Wisdom aligns with funding through Title I, Part A

Title II Alignment

How Project Wisdom aligns with funding through Title II, Part A

Is Project Wisdom Scientifically Research-based?

Helps provide documentation for funding

 

Over 19,000 schools nationwide are licensed to use Project Wisdom

Their experience says it best.

Educators

"Project Wisdom is inspiring, motivational and interesting ... both students and staff love it. I have been using it daily for over 10 years. It never gets old. It only gets better."

- Leticia, Junior High School Principal, TX

"Our students have enjoyed the Project Wisdom messages. Our 1st period tardies have decreased dramatically, as the message is broadcast just prior to the tardy bell."

- Gina, Middle School Principal, WA

"I have brought this program to all four schools where I have worked. It is a great way to start the day."

- C., Middle School Principal, NY

"Positive peer pressure has had a tremendous effect on reducing discipline referrals and made for a more family-like, nurturing environment."

- Peggy, Elementary School Principal, NC

"The materials are very well written, easy to use, and it gives me a chance to reach 605 students every day with a nugget of wisdom to reflect on all day. Project Wisdom is responsive to what schools need, I can't say enough good things about this program."

- Liz,  Elementary Counselor, FL

Parents/Community

"I have received notes from students about how the messages that I read in the morning make them think about the choices they make and how it will affect them or others."

- Lisa, Elementary/Middle School Assistant Principal, MA

"The community has made reference to the reduction of fights that occur when the students walk home. Others have commented about the overall change in our school's climate."

- Sandra, Middle School Principal, FL

Read more testimonials at www.ProjectWisdom.com.

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Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Put our proven three-step approach into practice.


Sample Topics

Academic Performance
Attitude
Bullying/Teasing
Character/Ethics Cheating/Stealing
Citizenship
Compassion/Empathy
Courage
Courtesy
Cyberbullying
Dealing w/Anger
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Fairness
Generosity
Goal-setting/Purpose Gratitude
Health and Well-being
Helpfulness/Service Honesty/integrity Kindness/Caring
Media Literacy
Overcoming Obstacles
Peer Pressure
Respect
Responsibility Teamwork/Cooperation Trustworthiness

...and much more

You could improve your school climate in just one minute a day...and we can prove it!

 

Put our proven three-step approach into practice at your school

1) For the Campus — Online Library of Broadcast Messages

Our library of daily broadcast messages includes three series, each containing enough messages to broadcast for a typical school year. Here are two samples:

Sample Morning Announcement

Good morning, (name of school). This is (name of narrator) with a few words of wisdom.

Take a moment to remember the last time you worked hard to do something. Maybe you worked hard on a writing assignment and received a good grade, maybe you worked hard to save money for something special, or maybe you worked hard cleaning your room. When you work hard at something and then see the results, all the hard work seems worth it. You feel good about yourself.

Booker T. Washington, one of America’s greatest teachers, believed strongly in the power of education and hard work. Here’s what he says to us today: “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

Today, work a little harder and move closer to what you want, then see if you feel better about yourself at the end of the day.

With something to think about, this is (name of narrator). Make it a great day ... or not. The choice is yours.

 

Sample Morning Announcement

Good morning, (name of school). This is (name of narrator) with a few words of wisdom.

Listen to these words from famous Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran:

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Gibran isn’t telling us to stop donating our old clothes to charity, or canned goods to a food drive. These things are important. He’s saying that the highest form of giving is when we give our time, talent, and energy to those in need. And we are all capable of giving something. We can tutor a younger student, help an elderly neighbor, or do an extra chore at home. We can give time to someone who is lonely, or a smile to someone who is sad. According to Gibran, this is the highest form of giving.

Today, be generous and share yourself with others.

With something to think about, this is (name of narrator). Make it a great day ... or not. The choice is yours.

For more samples, including lesson plans and other materials, please visit our website.

www.ProjectWisdom.com · (800) 884-4974

Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

A One-Year Subscription provides every educator with access to our online library.


Project Wisdom makes all the difference in the world to establishing a positive climate at your school. I have been using it for 7 years and find that it has a tremendous impact on the climate of the school. It is a great program.

- Frank, High School Principal, CA

 

Put our proven three-step approach into practice at your school

2) For the Classroom — Easy-to-implement lesson plans and much more

The second key component of the Project Wisdom program is online access to our highly-rated collection of lesson plans that address important and relevant issues such as bullying, cheating, and academic performance. These lessons help build character and social-emotional competencies and come with 1) broadcast message that serves as the springboard for the lesson, 2) thought-provoking discussion generators that will spark meaningful dialogue, and 3) follow-up activities for each grade level (elementary) or core academic area (secondary).

3) For the Educator — Valuable professional support

The third component of the program provides professional support. During the school year, registered users will be sent by email weekly Professional Support: 1) one of our highly-rated Just For You messages. These concise, thought- provoking messages are written to foster professionalism, promote ethical and caring leadership, boost morale, and improve classroom management, and 2) featured easy-to-implement lesson plans. Also, throughout the school year, registered users receive Teacher’s Stories, best practices and uplifting stories shared by educators just for educators.

Create a more positive work environment for educators:

Key findings from our 2013 third-party evaluation of the Project Wisdom Educator Resource Site 2.0 (ERS):

  • 96% of all principals indicated they would recommend this site.
  • 99% enjoy receiving the weekly Just For You message.
  • 92% enjoy reading the Teacher’s Story.
  • 97% show an overall satisfaction with this online service.
A one-year subscription provides every educator in your school access to our online library of lesson plans and more!

You can boost academic achievement.

"In the current climate of high-stakes testing, schools are hesitant to focus resources on anything that seems unrelated to raising test scores. This often leads to putting Character Education on the back burner.

Schools need to understand that creating schools that are pressure cookers focused just on test scores is bad for students and educators, and the evidence suggests that good character education is good education and in fact raises state test scores.”

- Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.d. Sanford N. McDonnell
Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Lost Time is Lost Money!


I think the program is totally worth the investment. I consider it to be a part of my overall guidance program for the school with the potential of reaching every single student.

- Dennette, Elementary Counselor, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one minute a day create a more positive
and effective school climate

Series 1 – $599 Initial one-year, schoolwide subscription

With Series 1, your school becomes an officially-licensed Project Wisdom school. You and your staff can then register for a year of online access to the following three components of this nationally-recognized program. Each component supports the other to help create a more safe and caring school environment.

1) For the Campus - Online Library of 190+ Daily Broadcast Messages

These thought-provoking and inspirational messages are the centerpiece of the program (samples p.1 & p.4). They take less than one minute a day to broadcast over your PA or in-house television system and reach every student and every staff member every day. For thousands of schools across America, these daily “Words of Wisdom” have become an important and integral part of each school day, by setting the tone for the day and improving school climate. These messages are proven to lower discipline referrals, reduce student misbehaviors, increase conversation about issues of character, and improve teacher morale.

Series 1 comes with a year of online access to 190+ proven-effective messages. You and your staff have access to the messages that are conveniently batched by weekly and monthly themes, journal pages, white papers, and more. Schools have access to both elementary and secondary materials.

2) For the Classroom - Collection of easy-to-implement, highly-rated lesson plans

You and your staff will also have online access for one year to a highly-rated collection of easy-to-implement lesson plans that not only build character and social-emotional competencies, but spark meaningful classroom discussions. These plans address pressing issues such as bullying, academic performance, and cheating, as well as calendar events and specific virtues such as integrity, compassion, moral courage, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, and more. Each plan contains thought-provoking discussion generators and follow-up activities for each grade level (elementary) or core academic area (secondary).

3) For Educators - Professional Support and Just For You messages.

During the school year, every registered user will be sent by email the following weekly Professional Support: 1) one of our highly-rated Just For You messages. These concise, thought-provoking messages are written to foster professionalism, promote ethical and caring leadership, boost morale, and improve classroom management, and 2) featured easy-to-implement lesson plans. Also, throughout the school year, all registered users receive Teacher’s Stories, best practices and uplifting stories shared by educators.

Series 2 or 3 – $599 each (Online access available for one year only.)

With Series 1, your school becomes an officially-licensed Project Wisdom school. You and your staff can then register for a year of online access to the three components of this nationally-recognized program. Each component supports the other to help create a more safe and caring school environment.

In addition to all the features available with your one-year subscription to Series 1, you can purchase access to Series 2 and/or 3. The purchase of each new series opens up access to an additional database of 190+ daily messages. Each new series comes with its own weekly and monthly themes and journals.

At any time during your subscription, you may choose to print the materials for future use. These materials are timeless in content, so many licensed schools have re-broadcast the full collection of messages (600+) for as many as 12 years.

www.ProjectWisdom.com · (800) 884-4974

Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Since 1992

Create a more positive and effective school climate.


You will SAVE TIME and MONEY when you get these results:

  • Fewer incidents of teasing and bullying
  • Improved school climate
  • Fewer discipline referrals
  • Improved social-emotional competencies
  • Improved teacher morale
  • Better academic performance

In this time of so much bullying in our schools, it is great to have a wonderful resource that promotes respect, compassion and tolerance.

-Maria, Elementary Counselor, TX

 

Lost Time is Lost Money

Teacher effectiveness and morale suffer when a large part of the school day is lost due to student misbehaviors and disruptions. And student achievement suffers too when teachers lose valuable instruction time.

Teachers are discouraged. Their #1 complaint is student disruptions. An improved school climate means a more efficient school and improved use of your already tight funds. Project Wisdom is an easy, cost-effective program that will truly make a difference in student behavior and teacher morale. Get started with Project Wisdom this school year.

Consider how much time and money you spend reacting to student misbehaviors, low teacher morale, and poor academic performance.

Project Wisdom is proactive and affordable. It’s proven to effectively address these costly concerns. Think about the real dollars-and-cents expense of each discipline referral, classroom disruption, in-school suspension, detention, and teacher turnover. In just one minute a day, you can make improvements and save money, too.

The Project Wisdom program includes an online library of proven-effective, behavior-changing messages for schoolwide broadcast. Plus, during the school year, every registered user will be sent by email the following weekly Professional Support: 1) one of our highly-rated Just For You messages. These concise, thought-provoking messages are written to foster professionalism, promote ethical and caring leadership, boost morale, and improve classroom management, and 2) featured easy-to-implement lesson plans. Also, throughout the school year, all registered users receive Teacher’s Stories, best practices and uplifting stories shared by educators just for educators.

Help with Funding

Your school district may provide a grant writer who is knowledgeable about appropriate funding options. Additionally, you may find the following documents helpful at www.ProjectWisdom.com.

Title I Alignment

How Project Wisdom aligns with funding through Title I, Part A

Title II Alignment

How Project Wisdom aligns with students funding through Title II, Part A

Is Project Wisdom Scientifically Research-based?

Helps provide documentation for funding

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