When 11 to 14-year-olds know what makes them SHINE, they are better able to make independent and confident decisions. Making those decisions allows them to contribute to their communities. Today, those communities include classrooms, clubs and organizations, friend groups, and local neighborhoods. In the future, their communities will include a workplace that requires deep self-knowledge, empathy, perspective-taking, and emotional regulation (Knowledge Works, 2017). The more independently and confidently they make decisions based on knowledge of self today, the more they will do so in the future.
WHAT’S YOUR SHINE?
SHINE SLOW DRIP
These grade-level-appropriate modules provide a slow drip of SHINE and are two class periods in length. Each module focuses on one or more components of a student’s SHINE (Strengths, Hobbies, Interests & Irritants, Needs, and Experiences) and provides hands-on engagement to develop self-awareness. In the same way a student develops content knowledge slowly and over time, the slow drip of SHINE modules allows a student to develop self-knowledge slowly and over time. As they do so, their confidence will increase and they will decide to share their SHINE in their corner of the world.
SHINE INTENSIVE – LEVEL 1, 2, & 3
Each level of the SHINE intensive curriculum is fifteen class periods in length and exposes students to key components of our SHINE philosophy. Each level builds on the previous one, using a Base, Build, Specialty framework in which students first unearth their SHINE, then apply that knowledge to daily decisions, and finish by taking a deep dive into developing habits that will allow them to shine in their corner of the world.
The purpose of SHINE 360 is to offer resources that reiterate and reinforce the SHINE message outside the walls of a classroom or group meeting. SHINE 360 programs are an acknowledgement that students learn in a variety of settings throughout a day – signage in hallways, assembly gatherings, library displays, counseling guidance lessons, and more.