“If you have a child’s heart, you have his head.”™ – Flip Flippen
I remember over ten years ago when I first got a phone call asking about Capturing Kids’ Hearts. I went on the internet and did some research and saw the Flippen Groups website. I thought who is this Flip Flippen guy?
Fast forward to 2016 and Steve Dieleman (Kent ISD) has been working with Kent County districts and the Flippen group for over a decade. All of the schools in Kent ISD’s service area have been trained in Capturing Kids’ Hearts and have had success stories with the program.
Here is a video of Kentwood Public Schools from 2010, talking about how Capturing Kids’ Hearts has impacted their academic success.
I know, I know that this is old news, districts have been trained and are implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts today. Kent ISD has even slowed down in offering training sessions because the need has not been there.
Once your program is well established you will still need to sustain your momentum. Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) is a core process that transforms your school by building trusting relationships amongst teachers and staff. Reinforcement for CKH is provided through Process Champions.
Process Champions are teachers and administrators serving as CKH mentors, helping their colleagues apply and master all aspects of CKH. In the Process Champions training, Faculty and administrators receive additional instruction to assist and support their peers in CKH.
Process Champions learn to:
- Mentor colleagues in implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts concepts and skills
- Respond to faculty questions on specific student situations
- Model key strategies, skills, behaviors
- Support peers in developing self-managing classrooms & schools
- Sustain Capturing Kids’ Hearts as dynamic transformational strategy for schools
Become a Process Champion
Kent ISD will be offering a two-day Process Champions training to reinforce Capturing Kids’ Hearts on February 29th and March 1, 2016. We will also be offering two sessions of Capturing Kids’ Hearts in April and June so you can get any new staff trained.
CLICK HERE to enroll in Process Champions on Feb. 2 & Mar. 1, 2016
CLICK HERE to enroll in Capturing Kids’ Hearts on April 19, 20, and 21, 2016
CLICK HERE to enroll in Capturing Kids’ Hearts on June 15, 16 and 17, 2016