Examples of Impact

 

Grade 9: After Clueberry students unleash their confidence and find their voice. We practice  exercises in presenting and engaging. In the small sampling below, the curriculum had been administered to 180 students a month in an urban high school grades 9-12.

In this lesson, I designed a “find your rhythm” themed application of clueberry. Students read a poetry book about basketball while dribbling in front of the class.

Title: Find Your Rhythm

Presenting while Reading

Grade 9: This application of Clueberry entailed studnents self selecting a lesson from the Clueberry Book and teaching it to the class however they felt it would have the greatest impact. This lesson led to the students applying what they learned about the benefits of positive mindsets to social media interactions. They decided to do a 7 Day Positive Posting Challenge and journal what was challenging about only posting and commenting positive things on social media. Other teachers reported students were holding eachother accountable when negative situations began escalating (“remember the Positive Posting Challenge!” they’d say to eachother)

Title: Accountability

Peer Leadership

Grade 9: This application of Clueberry entailed studnents self selecting a lesson from the Clueberry Book and teaching it to the class however they felt it would have the greatest impact.

Title: Accountability

Peer Leadership through Teaching

Grade 9-12: This application of Clueberry entailed directly teaching discourse. Students played roles in small groups and earned discourse dollars for the value of their contributions. Discourse topics included: ethics in business, inner and outer beauty and product design.

Title: Economy of Discourse

Topic: Improving Student Discourse to Solve Problems

Grade 9: This Clueberry activity was to create a currency based on young voices. It was a postcard that was also a “vote” for stricter gun laws after a fellow student was shot and killed accidently by a gun. Each postcard represented a student voice that had value (as much as money!) and was a new currency that stimulated the economy of social justice through young voices.

Title: Raise Your Voice Against Gun Violence

Topic: A New Currency Based on Kids Voices

Grade 8: This Scholars Program in a suburban multi-ethnic community worked in small groups to role play using the Clueberry mind map process to address real world problems. Each student developed their character by facing obstacles and challenges and earned character points for overcoming them and being collaborative and creative in their thinking. This game based approach to Clueberry World helps students work together and make connections between having good character and being successful in a critical thinking process.

Title: Clueberry Solve World Problems

Topics: Pollution, War, Hate, Energy

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