The SCDSB’s 10 values are a key part of our commitment to character education. We refer to our values as our character attributes. Each month our schools recognize and celebrate a different attribute. This month on the blog, we are highlighting ‘inclusiveness’.
Inclusiveness: We include everyone in what we do and value their contributions
Some examples of how we can be inclusive are:
- listen to and consider everyone’s ideas
- don’t exclude anyone
- let others join in when playing games
- don’t discriminate or judge
- be open to everyone and consider their feelings
- include everybody!
Some ways that students in our schools learn about and develop inclusiveness include:
- create a T-chart with Inclusion and Exclusion as column headings. Work with students to complete the chart by listing some of the consequences of each (i.e. hurt feelings, violence, and friendship)
- encourage students to interview a classmate, a staff member at school or someone within their family circle. Have them focus their questions around the topic of inclusion
“Practice tolerance and live together as good neighbours.” – The United Nations Charter