Character Education and Project Wisdom
Many schools suffer daily with a steady stream of discipline referrals,
which diverts valuable time, energy, and resources away from more positive and productive activities.
There is strong evidence to support the idea that comprehensive character
education reduces discipline referrals.
"In our third year of use, we are seeing a reduction of 30% from last school
year in discipline referrals."
Duane, High School Principal - Georgia
How Project Wisdom Impacts Discipline Referrals
Fewer discipline referrals means more time on task for teachers,
administrators, and students. Project Wisdom helps to reduce discipline
A key finding of our third-party evaluation indicates that:
- The program helps decrease discipline referrals to the office.
67% of those surveyed agreed.
"About 50% lower numbers of referrals this year compared to last
Rose Marie, Elementary Counselor, Maryland
"We are now in year two of using Project Wisdom, and we have
cut our office referrals for discipline in HALF over the last two
years. I believe that Project Wisdom has been a big part of that
reduction. The Words of Wisdom message to start off the day creates
a positive building climate."
Gary, K-12 Principal, Kansas
"Discipline referrals are almost nonexistent at this point in
a K-5 elementary school. When they do occur, the students and their
teachers and I are able to share a common language, as we frequently
reference the message of the day. Often, the children offer that reference
Janine, K-12 Principal - New York
"Teachers are more confident in dealing with student issues and can use
the program as a springboard for discussions. Referrals have decreased
by 10% since the beginning of the year."
Sue, Elementary Principal - Texas