This bundle includes Grades 7-12 IQ-EQ-SQ digital books. Each book has a varying number of chapters which cover the qualities for that book. These qualities are Intellectual, Emotional and Social Quality words sequenced in a balanced interdependent manner. Each chapter opens with an age relevant working definition and includes 4 activities, one of which is a coloring self-reflective activity. This allows for explicit teaching while implicit activities are included in the ‘life application’ activities.
Further, chapters include 2 stories written specifically for this curriculum. As a result students find them new and enjoyable. Also included in the chapter are mentors and models and great quotations to enhance dialogue and discussion as well as drawing and written activities that can fill your bulletin board. For more in-depth descriptions, please visit the individual curriculum pages.
Grade 7 The Missing Piece: Lessons for Life:
In the seventh grade manual there are four chapters. Below are the chapter titles with thekey IQ, EQ or SQ character words highlighted therein.
Chapter 1: I Am the Difference; Self-awareness; Self-respect
Chapter 2: Breaking Out (of our comfort zone); Initiative; Courage
Chapter 3: Attitude (is everything); Respond Vs React; Self-control
Chapter 4: Choices and Consequences; Forethought and Consideration
Grade 8 The Missing Piece: Lessons for Life
In the eighth grade manual there are three chapters. Below are the titles of each chapter with their two key value words.
Win/Win Vs Win/Lose: Cooperate and Co-create
Home Court Advantage: Friendship and Caring
Shoot for the Goal: Goal-oriented and Perseverance
Grade 9 Making a Difference: Lessons for Life – Becoming a Center of Influence
In the ninth grade manual there are three chapters. Below are the titles of each chapter with the key value words highlighted in the chapter.
The Journey Begins: With You and Me
IQ words – Self-reflection and Self-knowledge
The Hero’s Adventure: The Reticular Activating System
IQ word – Focus and EQ word – Resilient Optimism
The Way of the Listener: The Art of Listening
SQ words – Respect and Caring
Grade 10 Making a Difference: Lessons for Life
In the tenth grade manual there are three chapters. Below are the titles of each chapter with their key value words.
Reach for Your Star: Courage and Planning
Breaking Through (Blocks and Barriers): Resourcefulness and Problem Solving
The Path To Achievement (Turning Failure into Feedback): Psychological Hardiness and Perseverance
Grade 11 Personal Pathways – Leadership Program
The 11th grade manual has four chapters with key value words and includes:
- Self-scoring Life Wheel Inventory
- Focus on life and leadership skills for college and/or workforce preparation.
- Letting go of the past to create a bright and successful future
- Intellectual, emotional and social competencies necessary for adult success
- Strengths and talent analysis
- Personal mission statement
- Time management
Below are the titles of each chapter with the key value words highlighted in the chapter.
Chapter 1: Our Past is Not Our Future: Self-awareness and Self-respect
Chapter 2: The Winner’s Way: Self-discipline and Respect for Diversity
Chapter 3: Quest for My Best: Self-improvement and Purpose
Chapter 4: Time is Life: Effectiveness and Accomplishment
Grade 12 Personal Pathways – Leadership Program
The 12th grade Leadership curriculum focuses on job or university preparation, as well as social and emotional literacy. Some of the core competencies include:
- Learning to learn
- Working with others
- Personal power (effectiveness)
- Life and leadership skills
- Relationship and communication skills
- Building a resume for work or school
- Getting the job
- Dress and interview skills
- Retake of the Life Wheel Inventory showing progress over grades 11 & 12.
In the twelfth grade manual there are four chapters. Below are the titles of each chapter with the two key value words highlighted in the chapter.
Chapter 1: The Relationship Factor: Support and Synergy
Chapter 2: Building Bridges: Communication and Rapport
Chapter 3: Building a Quality Resume: Self-reflection and Forethought
Chapter 4: Getting the Job: Endurance and Completion
Many feel character education & values based learning are new fields. Our research spans over three decades & covers a range of disciplines. Quest 4 Character – A Values for Life Program – is the result.
The program was born out of three over-arching questions:
1. What does it mean to be a human being?
2. What does it mean to express our true humanity?
3. How can I, as one human being, live an ordinary life in an extra-ordinary way.