More than 1,000 educators from 48 states responded to our 2013 online survey. Below are some of the results, along with a small sample of the overwhelmingly positive comments.
94% indicate program affects the school climate in a positive way.
Project Wisdom makes all the difference in the world to establishing a positive climate at your school. I have been using it for 7 years.
– Frank, Principal (CA)
I have brought this program to all four schools where I have worked. It is a great way to start off the day.
– C., Principal (NY)
80% indicate program helps decrease teasing and/or bullying.
Bullying is down. The students seem to be more accepting of one another’s unique traits. They do not seem to be teasing and picking on one another as much. I am not having as much gossipy conversation.
– Jill, Teacher (TN)
71% indicate program helps decrease discipline referrals.
It has helped decrease our out-of-school suspensions.
– Betsaida, Assistant Principal (PA)
89% indicate program has positive impact on teacher morale.
Teachers are constantly telling me how much they enjoy the messages.
– Bonnie, Counselor (TX)
86% indicate daily messages stimulate student conversation about character issues.
The messages open topics of conversations at each grade level for teachers to explore, and when I see students in my office, I use the same vocabulary.
– Denise, Principal (CA)
86% indicate program increases students’ self-awareness
88% social awareness
86% relationship skills
86% responsible decision making
Project Wisdom speaks to students on a level they can understand about concepts that are difficult for even adults to embrace. Overall, by helping children develop a sense of empathy and compassion for others, they are able to learn the value in being a part of a community.
– Christy, Assistant Principal (MS)
We have experienced a rise in kindness lately!
– Susan, Principal (CA)
Data analysis and reporting conducted by Dr. Beth Manke, professor in the Department of Human Development at California State University, Long Beach.