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Create a school climate that honors diversity, nurtures character, and discourages bullying seamlessly within Common Core Standards. Award-winning Stories to Light Our Way is presented through 11 quickly internalized, powerful stories, from diverse cultures. Available in Pre-K to 8 modules, with audio CD.
Harvard’s Dr. Richard Weissbourd endorses “Change the Story – A Game to Alter Reality”
“Ralph Singh has advanced a vital goal. He’s figured out an engaging way for young people to grapple with crucial issues of injustice. “Change the Story, A Game to Alter Reality” enables young people to examine many of the most pressing challenges of our times–including poverty, bullying, environmental degradation, and intolerance. And it gives young people the space to think about the challenges of change and to brainstorm actionable solutions.”
Dr. David Streight, Executive Director, Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
“Over the course of the decade I have known Ralph Singh, his work as an educator has focused on changing the world by transforming the inner core of young people through the magic of stories. In his latest, perhaps most masterful endeavor— Change the Story: A Game to Alter Reality—Ralph urges middle and high school students to learn, to live, and to transform their world by seeking solutions to five enduring social problems through the collaborative magic of three powerful forces: the magic of foundational stories, the power of community service, and the beautiful (also well-documented) practice of students working with collaborative goal structures.”
“Tie stories to the other literature read throughout the day. Constantly refer to these stories and how the characters in their books compare to the Wisdom Thinker stories.”
“As far as behavior and academics I think these lessons lend themselves to the importance of responsibility and respect. Children learn that they are responsible for their own actions and those actions have consequences, both good and bad. Many of my students have referred back to a story I’ve read and told me how it is influencing their actions.”
“Take this opportunity to have the kids write about what the problem was, how they would solve the problem, has anything like this ever happened to them. Then have the kids share and again have open discussions. This might start out as a teacher directed activity but in the end it’s the students who should lead the discussions.”