Foundational stories embedded in school culture and internalized by students impact their behavior, school and classroom climate, and ultimately show up in decreased behavior incidents and improved scores.
Stories to Light Our Way
Build Caring, Engaged School Communities, Nurture Character, Foster Cross-Cultural Understanding, and deter Bullying simply within ELA standards.
Welcome to “Stories to Light Our Way,” a simple resource to seamlessly embed character education into your existing classroom routine or school program to create a vibrant classroom and school culture, nurture character, honor diversity, and deter bullying.
This Teacher’s version contains stories from eleven different traditions and cultures around the world, to aid in cross-cultural understanding. Each story is keyed to a particular behavior or character trait
Age appropriate lesson plans, divided pre-K-2, 3-5 plus 6, so you can, seamlessly integrate them into Common Core Standards ELA through the Domains and Modules and cross-curricular references to science, math, social studies, and special needs adaptations.
“Stories to Light Our Way is a wonderful resource for introducing young people to the wisdom and moral lessons found in the world’s religions and cultures. The stories are presented in ways that allow children to learn about the beliefs and values that have shaped human experience for centuries. The Wisdom Thinkers Network’s approach to story-telling is an educationally and constitutionally sound way for schools to build good character and encourage cross-cultural understanding.” Charles C. Haynes Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center President, Character Education Partnership
Especially coming off the challenges and stress of remote learning, we combine the much-needed SEL support w the equal need to address the Regents call for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
“Schools will need to fully develop supportive learning communities that build on safe and strong relationships and practices when students return. Ralph Singh and his Wisdom Thinkers Network are doing incredible work with culturally diverse stories that connect students, teachers and schools to community.” Ken Facin in SAANYS April newsletter Good people doing good work.