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Capturing Kids' Hearts at Maize Central.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts sets up a foundation of a self-managing classroom, empowering students to build a framework for the kind of classroom environment they want.  CKH uses a Social Contract for students to build a framework for the kind of classroom environment they want.  At the beginning of the year, each class decides how they:

  1. Want to be treated by the teacher
  2. Want to be treated by each other
  3. Think the teacher wants to be treated by the class
  4. Want to treat each other if there is a conflict    

   The contract is signed by each student and revisited throughout the year to make sure it still fits with the needs of the class.  MCE uses Social Contracts in all classrooms including Music, PE, Library, Math Masters, and Rockin’ Readers.