Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Having students identify and share their personal values (what they believe in at their core) is an incredible way for them to begin to understand and empathize with others and for you to get a better handle on how to strategically group students into effective teams.
Values Cards Protocol Instructions
Values Cards Printable Set
Values Cards Power Point
I did value cards with my homeroom students and other various students at lunch time. I think that this strategy really helped students look at what they deemed as important in their minds and were able to see what their peers valued as well. I think overall it went well, but definitely could improve if there was more conversation about why they chose each value among their peers. I think another challenge that students had was being uncomfortable examining themselves and attempting to determine what they felt as important, and narrowing down their top three values was very hard for them.
“I think one of the coolest things about these value cards is that over the years your key values can completely change. I would have loved doing this activity as a high-school student”
Meet the Educator:
Social Studies Teacher- Hamilton Flexible Blended Learning: 7 years
"I love giving students ownership of their learning through the design/creative thinking process. It is powerful and rewarding when as an educator you can step back and see real world skills come into play while learning at the same time."