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
We completed the value cards protocol with our classroom at HFBL at the start of lunch. Students seemed to enjoy looking through the cards and thinking about what qualities and values were most important to them. Most struggled when it got lower than 10 value cards left in their pile and were frustrated that they had to remove anymore. The success in this activity was the conversation between staff and students about their values. A good number had “freedom” or “liberty” in their final values which reflected a key value for our building and was not surprising for who we are. The most challenging element was to get them to stick with the task to the end. Again, this activity was done to stimulate conversation and discussion for all students.
“I had a lot of similar values with _____________. I wouldn’t have thought that.”
“This was fun!”
Meet the Educator:
I have been an English/Social Studies teacher for many years. I became involved in PBL after a training with Buck Institute about 10 years ago. It has been a pleasure to participate in Future Prep’d cohorts during the summer, school year, and in a hybrid blended format over the last 6 years. Continuing to grow as an educator is something I am passionate about! Personally, I've had the privilege to teach overseas in Hungary, China and Sicily as well as the United States. I am a mother to three children and have a miniature dachshund named Izi. We enjoy spending time outdoors and being active as well as exploring new places.
"Finding a way and means to encourage deep, relevant thought in students is what PBL is all about!”