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We have chosen to partner with Harper for Kids and implement Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success program at our school because it embodies the belief that all students can achieve their own personal best. The blocks in the Pyramid of Success teaches our students essential character traits helping them to become respectful citizens who are able to handle daily responsibilities and rules. Our goal is to provide our students with the skills they need to make good decisions and be kind and helpful citizens. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success program is aligned to this belief.

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  Chinese Immersion School at De Avila

  1250 Waller Street

  San Francisco, CA 94117

  TEL: (415) 241-6325

  FAX: (415) 241-6540

 

Character Education: 

Harper for Kids Youth Character Development Program

Chinese Immersion School at De Avila is proud to partner with Harper for Kids to teach our students important character traits from legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his definition of success for children which is: “Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!”

Coach Wooden believed and taught that the most important responsibility each of us had to ourselves was to do everything we could to achieve our own potential. He offered his Pyramid of Success and his definition of Success as a guide, stepping stones to help young people understand what it really takes to make the effort – 100% – to fulfill their potential and do their best.

Each month, our students will focus on one or two character traits from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Positive examples of each character trait will be recognized with “Phoenix Tickets” given by staff members. Classroom lessons will reinforce elements of the Pyramid of Success through readings of Coach Wooden’s children’s book, Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success and other integrated activities. Additionally, whole school assemblies will feature character traits from Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.

Harper for Kids is a children’s nonprofit organization founded by Tim & Peanut Louie Harper. Harper for Kids mission is to to teach children important life skills that will empower them to achieve their personal best in life and to help schools incorporate Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success into their character education.

We are excited about working with Harper for Kids to bring focused character education to our students. For more information about Harper for Kids and Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, please visit their website: 
www.harperforkids.org/HFK/pyramid_of_success.html.

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  Chinese Immersion School at De Avila

  1250 Waller Street

  San Francisco, CA 94117

  TEL: (415) 241-6325

  FAX: (415) 241-6540

 

個人憂勝之處............

 

記得在唸高中的時候,回家途上感到相當失落。 我爸爸問我說:「怎麼了? 」我告訴他我的數學考試做得非常差,但很多同學卻做得比我好。我覺得很難受,感覺自己是個失敗者。爸爸回答說: 「在我們生命當中,總會遇到有別人比自己強,也有別人比自己差的時候。」他再問我說:「你覺得自己有否盡全力呢?」我點了點頭。 他說:「只要你巳經盡力,別人還能向你要求什麼呢?」

 

成長過程中,我們會不時重覆這個訊息。我和我的弟妹都有同樣的體會。當我們表現出色的時候,我們好像勝人一籌,但當我們表現失敗的時候,總會感到沮喪,好像世界將要塌下來一樣。但我們應該知道, 只要我們凡事盡力,我們必能踏上成功之路!      在您的星期三信封內有一張偉頓教練的成功金字塔” 定義圖解。這圖解提醒我爸爸曾對我說過的話, 我們只要努力向着自己的目標前進,必能找出個人憂勝之處。   “成功金字塔” 由底至頂有多個重要元素。 我最喜歡的有: 團隊精神、 勤奮、決心、合作和信心。在我而言,最需要時間去磨練的是 “個人氣質” 這就是能在任何處境都能保持自信,做回自己,不擔心別人對你的看法!

 

身為家長,我們如果能夠按這“成功金字塔” 的元素去啟發我們的孩子和引導他們,    分享例子(好或壞的)   相信和肯定只要盡力做好,必能踏上成功之路,達到理想。嘗試花一些時間去思考“成功金字塔” 的每一個元素,與孩子分享一些個人、別人或新聞上見到的例子,發堀孩子那方面特別做得好,繼續鼓勵他們!你會選擇那一個成功元素呢?

把“成功金字塔”掛在家裡的顯眼處的地方  :  廚房、 臥室甚至浴室!   有偉頓教練的“成功金字塔” 和成功定義的詳細資訊,你可以去網址: www.harperforkids.org/HFK/pyramid_of_success.html閱讀。

很多謝 HARPERS FOR KIDS (為孩子的哈珀與我們學校一起安排不同的活動,幫助孩子學習成功的定義,找出個人憂勝之處!   www.harperforkids.org

 

 

 

唐若蘭 校長啟

二零一五年十一月十日