Our school values are:
We think of them as a human hand: Connectedness first, on the thumb. Then comes Compassion on the first finger, Discovery on the index, Self-management on the ring, and Resilience on the pinky. Play is the palm joining them all together, because play is the primary context in which each are experienced and learned.
Our school values must be taught in a deeply embodied way, as part of the “how” as well as the “what”. Thus, while they can be taught explicitly (e.g.: “what does self-management look like in different contexts?”), we also ensure that they are implicit in our learning culture (e.g.: “how will children be supported, or given space, to self-manage in this area?”)