Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase

What is Capturing Kids' Hearts
Capturing Kids' Hearts is a relationship building approach to discipline that creates self-managing groups.
 How does it work?
Teachers use the EXCEL model to communicate with students. Students create their own rules via a social contract. students hold each other accountable using "checks" and "fouls". An environment is created that emphasizes positivity through "good things" and affirmations".
The EXCEL model is used:
  • to build relationships
  • to build self-managing groups
  • to build safe classrooms and schools

EngageStudents are greeted at the door with a handshake, eye contact, and a sincere welcome.

X-ploreTeachers listen and attend to the personal, emotional, and academic needs of our students.

Communicate: Teachers communicate care as well as content.

Empower: Teachers empower students to gain the ability to "use and do" the things they have been taught.

Launch: Deals with how we "end and send" our students into the world. The purpose is to start our students on a course of action by ending our classes on a powerful note.


  Turtle Bay School

Turtle Bay is a proud recipient of the Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase School Network Award for the last four years.

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