A Complaint Free World

on February 26, 2012 with 21 and 2 in category Classroom Programs

It Only Begins In The Classroom – Character Education For Life

 

Are you a complainer? 

*Do you gossip?

*Do you say things like “I wish it wasn’t so dark and dreary out today?”

*Do you ever say, “I am SO tired?” 

If you can say yes to even one of these, then, like many people, you complain.

Have you ever tried to go just one day complaint free?  How about 21 days?  Does this sound like a daunting task?  Does it sound easy?

In my ongoing pursuit for ways to become a more positive individual, I came across this powerful life-changing program.

A Complaint Free World challenges you to look at yourself and become more aware of your thoughts, words, behaviours, and actions. 

 The Goal:

*Obtain a Complaint Free bracelet from the site.    

*Wear your purple bracelet on one wrist. 

*Each time you catch yourself making a complaint, switch your bracelet to the other wrist and begin back at Day 1.

*Try to achieve 21 consecutive complaint free days (according to scientists, it takes 21 days to form a new habit).

*Notice a dramatic increase in your self-awareness.

*Notice amazing things happening in your life due to your newfound positivity!

Who’s Involved?

This is the amazing part…EVERYONE!  This program is well-suited for children and adults alike!  Just imagine if children were able to work on becoming complaint free during their youth and reap the benefits.  I sure wish my teacher had taught me this!

Where Do I Find Out More?

To see more information about A Complaint Free World visit:

 www.acomplaintfreeworld.org

 Here, you will find an entire section devoted to Complaint Free Schools.  It comes with an amazing, FREE, printable package (in both English and Spanish) containing 10 straightforward lessons ranging from topics on complaining, to gossiping, to gratitude, and beyond.  These lessons are suitable for Grades Kindergarten to 12. 

 Curriculum Links:

*Character Education

*Reading

*Writing

*Oral and Visual Communication

*Media Literacy

*Math (graphing complaint free days for example)

*Visual Arts

*Drama

*Technology (progress tracker on the site, blog posts about your successes to the Complaint Free World site)

 The Perks!!

*A non-profit, non-religious organization

*Cool bracelets

*A book written by the creator of A Complaint Free World

*A tote bag with A Complaint Free World symbol

*Free curriculum

My School-Wide Experience With A Complaint Free World

I was already somewhat familiar with the concept when I came across A Complaint Free World.  I had taken a self-development course all about manifesting your dreams and desires.  One of our tasks was to wear a piece of string around our wrist and switch it back and forth when we complained.  So, when I saw an entire website and program devoted to this idea, I was excited! 

When I implemented this program school-wide, I began with the staff.  At one of our staff meetings I played a game with the faculty which involved holding up cards that said either Fact or Complaint.  I read out statements to my staff (other teachers, teaching assistants and administration) and had them decide as a group whether or not the statement was a fact or a complaint.  This generated so much great discussion about what we really consider to be positive and/or negative.  From this game, I challenged the staff to take part in the 21 day Complaint Free World program.  I encouraged staff members to sign their classes up to be part of this movement, as it is much easier to accomplish with a community of supporters.  Most staff, administrators and students came on board and were quickly shifted into a new way of thinking. 

Just think of the positive atmosphere that can so quickly eliminate the common negativity within a workplace.

I encourage you, readers, to not only implement this program into your schools and classrooms but to also make it a part of your own lives.  The best way to teach a behaviour, is to model it yourself.  Also, order extra bracelets and encourage family members to take part; this involvement will work to further support the success of all participants. 

 

Complaint Free Schools

 Testimonials Below Right From The Site:  www.acomplaintfreeworld.orgImagine a classroom where the students cooperate and positively support one another.Imagine a student who truly believes that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to doing.

Imagine students who live with integrity and a sincere desire to make the world a better place.

All of this is not only possible; it is becoming a reality in thousands of schools around the world. Thousands of schools have downloaded our free curriculum with amazing results:


“This program has totally changed our school. The kids are more upbeat and positive. Parents approach me in the grocery store to thank me for bringing the Complaint Free concept to our community.”

Robin Faulk Signal Mountain Middle School Signal Mountain,TN


“This has really helped our students. The world would be a better place if we’d all be given a purple bracelet when we are born.

MelissaMontePassaicValleyHigh SchoolLittle Falls, NJ


“We’re just two weeks into this program and are amazed by the results. Kids are sharing like never before and are feeling positive and dynamic. Some of the parents are owning up to the fact that they, themselves, complain and have asked their kids to bring the purple bracelets home.”

JulieSimmsOvertonElementary SchoolOverton, TX


“The girls in the leadership program are so excited about these bracelets that they want me to give some to their parents and other people they know. I see these girls changing as a result of simply not complaining”

AcevedoEnissaEdwardR.ByrneSchoolMS 101Bronx, NY


This curriculum works great with students from kindergarten through 12th grade and it has been used by thousands and thousands of schools around the world.

The curriculum is 100% FREE! Please visit www.acomplaintfreeworld.org to download.

 

 

 

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