CLOVIS (KSMX)- This week, staff from Clovis Municipal Schools had the opportunity to attend a full-day professional development session on “Capturing Kid’s Hearts,” conducted by the Flippen Group, who created the concept. The training was held at the Clovis Civic Center.
Capturing Kid’s Hearts is a program concept drawn on the idea that students come to school carrying with them the challenges of their lives outside of school while tasked with learning. By capturing hearts, staff work to show students they matter and build sincere, trusting relationships that enable them to achieve goals in the classroom because they know they matter to their teachers and are supported.
According to Flippen, “When kids and teachers are connected, there is a significant positive transformational effect on the 5 key indicators of school performance:
- Decreased Discipline Referrals
- Increased Student Achievement
- Increased Attendance Rates
- Increased Graduation Rates
- Increased Teacher Satisfaction