Respectful Tools & Classroom Aids
All Respectful Ways online modules come a la carte, so you can choose exactly what you need in response to your specific behavioral needs. Take this short survey to figure out where exactly your students need help and we’ll custom-make your SEL program for you, for free! All subscriptions come with digital and physical tools and aids to assist you in teaching the material. Parents and guardians are involved in the learning process via our personalized Home Connects educational materials available in both English and Spanish & our Parent Discussion Forum to continue the learning conversation.
INTERACTIVE ONLINE COURSES
Our interactive, animated courses are accessed online via computers or mobile devices to be projected right into the classroom. Each course has five research-based activities and comes with step-by-step instructions, detailed in your Companion Teacher Guide. The course is fully planned for you so you can devote more time to the development of your students. The activities can be taught in 15 minute increments every morning to start the day in a positive way, or staggered over the course of a few weeks. You have the freedom to use Respectful Ways as you need! All modules include detailed lesson plans, original poetry, specific Respectful Wraps to remind them of the WHY, and “Promise” Pledges for students to say aloud at the end of class.
COMPANION TEACHER GUIDE
Every course comes with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow Companion Teacher Guide — detailed lesson plans that assist in teaching the class every step of the way. All additional course materials, such as the supplemental activity printouts, Let’s Chat conversation cards, and awards, are included. Check out out DEMO to see all that’s been built and designed with you and your students in mind! You’ll get research-based teaching tips for getting the most out of every course, suggested reading on the subject matter, and a list of hundreds of state & common core standards fulfilled.
P.D. TRAINING: ON-BOARDING, SEL WORKSHOPS, AND WEBINARS
We provide dedicated on-board training that lasts as long as your educators and school counselors need it. Each module is available for ALL faculty to access the entire school year. We also offer Professional Development SEL training, including workshops on Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Adverse Childhood Experiences. We host informational webinars with best-selling authors and award-winning educators to share the latest SEL information available.
Accreditation for CEUs is happening now!
CLASSROOM SIGNS IMMERSE THE MESSAGE
Every modules has a corresponding physical removable vinyl sign to help emphasize the message in common areas and classrooms. Everyone’s using the same positive language! Notice the emojis and speech bubbles (texting) on each sign — Kids love the slogans and rhymes.
Use this classroom wingman tool to your advantage! The Respectful reminder signs allow you to address the behavior and not the student directly — keeping everyone accountable and on task. You get right back to teaching time quicker. Get the students involved in deciding where these educational signs will live in the classroom and common areas.
The Let’s Chat Conversation Cards are a hallmark of our program. They help students open up and break the ice. These will be the first exploratory questions that your class will use in small groups to facilitate group discussions about the subject matter.
We can’t wait to see what your students come up with!
Each diverse and immersive activity pulls out a different meaning of the lessons they teach and gives your students real world applications to take outside of the classroom.
We’ve written hundreds of research-based, unique activities with objectives, discussion guidance, and detailed suggestions on how to expand the lessons.
OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS AND AMBASSADOR, RILEY WAYS
Respectful Ways has a cast of animated, multicultural characters from all walks of life who host the online modules and entertain your students with thought-provoking activities. They were created to be your teaching assistant, and a shining example of what it means to be Respectful. Our characters grow in age with your students as they progress through the program and are relatable “friends” your students can depend upon.
GAMIFICATION AND CERTIFICATES
Kids and adults alike love to play games and to be recognized for their hard work.
We know that your students ears will perk up once they see the great prizes they can win when they abide by the rules and have a lot of fun doing it! From the “Super Human” Cape they can wear for being “Super Respectful” to our individualized award certificates, all kids can be acknowledged for their kind behaviors.
RW FORUMS & PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPS
Use our Educator and Parent Discussion Groups on Facebook to collaborate. Parents are involved with every module via the “Respectful Ways Home Connects” PDFs that detail the lessons and SEL language their students learn each week.
We also have a special RW Student Forum for classrooms to share their work. As a rule, students jump on their devices as soon as they get home. Some of our activities engage kids after school hours.
Educators and School Counselors: Share tips, tricks, classroom stories, and discover better ways to engage your students. And Parents! You now have a place to share respectful stories or ask advice. It takes a village, and we’re here to help.
WEBINARS & RESPECTFUL WORKSHOPS
We are so proud to be offering our Respectful Session Webinar Series to all of you hardworking teachers, counselors AND parents. We have an incredible line-up of Award-Winning Educators and Professionals to give you an even deeper understanding of Social-Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence. You’ll have access to some of the biggest influencers around.
YOU have a chance to learn under Respectful Ways, it’s not just about kids.