Year 8 - 9

6 Kinds of Best Program (Values Education Toolkit)

  • Overview

    Author(s)
    David Koutsoukis
    Year level(s)
    K-8
    Who is this for?
    For students - delivered by teachers, and supported by parents.
    Who is this from?
    Primary and early secondary schools and their staff
    Domains
    Mentally Healthy Communities
    Settings
    Early Learning, Primary School
    Topics
    Social and emotional learning
    Aims
    The Values Education Toolkit, featuring the 6 Kinds of Best, is an educational program that provides schools and teachers with a structured resource to develop and promote core values. Teaching values in school can be a proactive way to manage student behaviour. The program aims to give students effective strategies to help them lead happy and successful lives through developing positive self-esteem and care for others, and establishing good citizenship in the developing years. The program also offers the opportunity to develop a wide range of language, speaking and group-working skills.
    Cost

    Values Education Toolkits costs $42.95 each (each toolkit covers 2-year levels)

    Values Education Poster Set (A2) costs $49.95.

    Values Education Toolkits costs $42.95 each (each toolkit covers 2-year levels)

    Values Education Poster Set (A2) costs $49.95.

    Six Kinds of Best Class progress chart (set of 2) costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Individual progress chart (set of 2) costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Merit stickers costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Bookmarks (pack of 50) costs $9.95

    How to use Six Kinds of Best CD-ROM costs $29.95.

    Available from http://www.sixkindsofbest.com chart (set of 2) costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Individual progress chart (set of 2) costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Merit stickers costs $9.95

    Six Kinds of Best Bookmarks (pack of 50) costs $9.95

    How to use Six Kinds of Best CD-ROM costs $29.95

    Each Values Education Toolkit costs $42.95.

    There are four Toolkits for the different ages (from four to twelve) for primary school students, and one Toolkit for lower secondary school.

    The Values Education Poster Set costs $49.95.

     

    Location
    Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania
    Organisation
    6 Kinds of Best Values Education
    Address
    31 Tribute Street West, Shelley WA 6148
    Phone number
    (08) 9457 5413
    Email
    info@sixkindsofbext.com
  • Implementation

    Detailed description

    The Six Kinds of Best Program (6KOB) provides a mental framework for teaching and learning values. Its primary purpose is to help young people be the best they can be, and to help schools build positive and productive school cultures. Teachers use the Six Kinds of Best in their classrooms, parents teach them at home to support the school and many schools have adopted them as their whole school values. The Six Kinds of Best Program has resources to support this program include Teacher's Guides, Student Workbook, Posters, Progress Chart, Stickers and Bookmarks. Professional development is available if required.

    Program structure & method delivery

    The program provides teachers with programming and lesson details to facilitate the development of specific values, which are recognised as fundamental to successful participation in today's society. The program includes specific components for children aged 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12 and lower secondary ages. The manuals include thematic overviews for each of the six content areas, implementation notes and student activities. Activities have been designed to appeal to a wide range of student learning styles and intelligences. The program is structured around six core values referred to as the Six Kinds of Best that are essential for becoming a person of good character. Whilst other versions of the program are available for primary students, the 12-14 program includes specific components for students at lower secondary level. The manuals include thematic overviews for each of the six content areas, implementation notes and student activities. Activities have been designed to appeal to a wide range of student learning styles and intelligences.

    Student assessment measures

    Yes

    Professional learning compulsory

    No

    Professional Learning Available

  • Evidence

    Identified theoretical framework

    The program draws on Value Theory and Moral Development Theory, which position that values and morals are beliefs (sometimes tied to emotions) that can be developed or learnt. Values can act as a motivational construct guiding personal preferences, decisions and behaviour. Some of the teaching methods of the program, such as visual/spatial, auditory/verbal and kinesthetic exercises for students, are consistent with Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory.
  • Authors

    Author(s)

    David Koutsoukis

    About author(s)

    David Koutsoukis is a speaker, workshop leader, consultant and author who shows leaders and their teams how to build uplifting, values-based cultures in both the education and corporate sectors. He has worked with more than 300 businesses, schools and universities in 10 countries across 4 continents. David is the author of more than 20 books, the creator of the Six Kinds of Best program and is the founder of the Exceptional Teams Academy.