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Grades 4 and up

Peer mentoring

The classroom becomes a safe haven for students involved in the Terrific Kids program. Students focus on achieving goals linked to one of the Terrific Kids character traits (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable).  As students work toward achieving their goals they practice good character and help one another achieve.

Explaining the program to participants 
In order for the program to be successful it’s important to explain how the program works to teachers, students and parents. Schedule a time to visit the classroom to explain the program and help students select Terrific Kids goals.  Here are examples of goals and how the connection is made to Terrific Kids character traits:  
I will raise my hand quietly and wait to be selected (Respect) 
I will put my book back on the proper shelf after reading it. (Responsible) 
I will learn my multiplication tables. (Capable)

Use the PowerPoint presentation below to help students select goals. 

Selecting goals 

After goals are selected post them in the front of the classroom. Share that each person has challenges in different areas and that students can help each other succeed. If someone needs assistance in an area that another is skilled in help should be offered. 

No hurt feelings 
The goal of the Terrific Kids program is to promote character development, positive self-esteem and perseverance. Implementing the program as described ensures that students have a positive experience. If the program is altered and students do not understand what Terrific Kids represents and how to achieve recognition, hurt feelings result. 

Helpful resources 
Use the following resources to educate adults and students about the Terrific Kids program.

Introducing the program 
Setting goals
Presenting awards 
Teachable moments
eer mentoring

The classroom becomes a safe haven for students involved in the Terrific Kids program. Students focus on achieving goals linked to one of the Terrific Kids character traits (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable).  As students work toward achieving their goals they practice good character and help one another achieve.

Explaining the program to participants 
In order for the program to be successful it’s important to explain how the program works to teachers, students and parents. Schedule a time to visit the classroom to explain the program and help students select Terrific Kids goals.  Here are examples of goals and how the connection is made to Terrific Kids character traits:  
I will raise my hand quietly and wait to be selected (Respect) 
I will put my book back on the proper shelf after reading it. (Responsible) 
I will learn my multiplication tables. (Capable)

Use the PowerPoint presentation below to help students select goals. 

Selecting goals 

After goals are selected post them in the front of the classroom. Share that each person has challenges in different areas and that students can help each other succeed. If someone needs assistance in an area that another is skilled in help should be offered. 

No hurt feelings 
The goal of the Terrific Kids program is to promote character development, positive self-esteem and perseverance. Implementing the program as described ensures that students have a positive experience. If the program is altered and students do not understand what Terrific Kids represents and how to achieve recognition, hurt feelings result. 

Helpful resources 
Use the following resources to educate adults and students about the Terrific Kids program.

Introducing the program 
Setting goals
Presenting awards 
Teachable moments

Peer mentoring

The classroom becomes a safe haven for students involved in the Terrific Kids program. Students focus on achieving goals linked to one of the Terrific Kids character traits (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable). As students work toward achieving goals they practice good character and help one another achieve.

Explaining the program to participants

In order for the program to be successful it’s important to explain how the program works to teachers, students and parents. Schedule a time to visit the classroom to explain the program and help students select Terrific Kids goals. Also provide information to students to share with their parents. Here are examples of goals and how the connection is made to Terrific Kids character traits:

  • I will raise my hand quietly and wait to be selected. (Respect)
  • I will put my book back on the proper shelf after reading it. (Responsible)
  • I will learn my multiplication tables. (Capable)

Selecting goals

After goals are selected post them in the front of the classroom. Share that each person has challenges in different areas and that students can help each other succeed. If someone needs assistance in an area that another is skilled in help should be offered. 

  Selecting goals

No hurt feelings

The goal of the Terrific Kids program is to promote character development, positive self-esteem and perseverance. Implementing the program as described ensures that students have a positive experience. If the program is altered and students do not understand what Terrific Kids represents and how to achieve recognition, hurt feelings result.

Helpful resources

Use the following resources to educate adults and students about the Terrific Kids program.

Introducing the program

Setting goals

Presenting awards

Teachable moments