BFA Middle Schoolers Learn Value of Respect and Responsibility

Target 1: Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Students at BFA Fairfax in grades 5-8 participated in a performance called “We Will Roar” – an interactive event focused on helping kids develop positive attitudes and respect for themselves and others. ROAR means Respect Others – Accept Responsibility. The presenter demonstrated ways to practice kindness, work cooperatively, and create inclusive school environments.

Jedlie We will Roar

The presenter, Jed Doherty (AKA “Jedlie”), is a former licensed/certified social worker and has been educating and entertaining children as “Jedlie” since 1983. Since that time he has educated and thrilled students at thousands of events throughout the eastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Jedlie We will Roar2

Throughout the assembly the presenter highlighted the role of the bystander in bullying situations and teaches kids how to best navigate teasing and bullying among peers. The presenter used positive reinforcement, storytelling, music, comedy and magic to help audiences connect with each other and get excited about their learning.

BFA is privileged to have had this special guest work with our students!

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