Community & Parent Circle

November Parent Circle

Our next Parent Circle book discussion will meet on November 17th, at 5:00 pm. Pizza dinner will be served, and child care will be available. Please RSVP by e-mail (to Cara or Betsy) or via Facebook to order pizza and join us for the conversation and camaraderie.

When we met last month for our book discussion, we had a great conversation about The Big Disconnect that brought us up to the teen years. The parents who attended requested that we move on to a new topic, as the teen years for most of their children were far into the future. So, we are moving on to a new topic, but I would encourage all to read the final chapter of The Big Disconnect, which focuses on building a sustainable family, and is not age specific.

This month’s topic is Moral Development. Rather than tackling a new book this late into the semester, I have chosen two short readings. The first is a chapter from Rafe Esquith’s book Teach Like You Hair Is On Fire, where he discusses how he actively teaches about moral development in his public school classroom in Los Angeles. He uses, eminent psychologist, Lawrence Kohlberg’s, Six Levels of Moral Development as the basis for his teachings and this chapter. Follow the link below to download a .pdf of the article from our website. 

The second is a brief article by Johnnie Denton on Character and Moral Development in a Montessori classroom. To download this article from our website click on the link at the bottom of the page. 

And now, the multi-media bit: If you are interested in learning a little bit more about Lawrence Kohlberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development, you can get that background from these two short videos.

For a short explanation of Kohlberg's Six Levels of Moral Development watch this short video. 
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For an interactive explanation of the Heinz Dilemma watch this short video. 
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Check back here every month for updates on Parent Education events!! 

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