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2011 Minnesota Promising Practices Award Program

 
 The Blake School, Minneapolis
*The Service Paths: Reflection and Recognition

Service Paths: Reflection and Recognition is a program that recognizes students who have provided one hundred public service hours in one year and shared their related reflection with others.
 
Contact –
Lisa Sackreiter, Teacher: lsackreiter@blakeschool.org
 
Lakes International Language Academy, Forest Lake (2)
*Classroom Agreements
 
Teacher and students collectively decide on rules and agreements for their classroom at the beginning of the year, those things for which they will hold themselves accountable.
 
Contact
– Julie Lundgren: jlundgren@lakesinternational.org
 
The Action Cycle
 
Students and staff apply the Action Cycle—Choose, Act, Reflect—to decision-making, units of inquiry, and social learning to the benefit of both academic and character development.
 
Contact
– Julie Lundgren: jlundgren@lakesinternational.org
 
 
Northfield Area Learning Center, Northfield
*Soy Scents Candle Company
 
A school based non-profit business operated by students who make and market soy candles and soaps, donating all profits to the Northfield food shelf.
 
Contact –
Cheryl Mathison, Teacher: cheryl.mathison@nfld.k12.mn.us
 
Northfield Middle School, Northfield
Systematic Student Management Plan
 
This school-wide effort to teach responsible behavior has reduced office referrals by more than 45%.
 
Contact
– Jeff Pesta, Principal: jeff.pesta@nfld.k12.mn.us
 
Shirley Hills Primary, Mound
* Caring for Our Community
 
A month of activities completed to give back to their community or someone in their school that is facing a challenge.
 
Contact
– Ann Swanson, Principal: swansona@westonka.k12.mn.us
 
Sibley East High School, Arlington
*Sibley East School Garden
 
A collaboration of students, staff and community partnerships created a Farm-to-School vegetable garden.
 
Contact – Jim Amsden, Principal: jamsden@sibley-east.k12.mn.us
 
Denotes a Minnesota Promising Practice that has received national recognition by the Character Education Partnership (CEP).
 

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