Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to start?
Teachers usually start before April to give each student a couple days with the resources.
How long does it take to set up?
Students watch 3 ten minute DVD Lessons and then it is self-running.
How much time does it take each week?
Itís 5 minutes per week with the option to do extension lessons.
What preparation do I need to do before starting the program?
None! Book the school DVD Player & give your principal the kit to deliver to your class.
What is the ideal grade?
Like soccer, every age can participate and bring a different skill set to the experience.
What is the easiest way to order a kit?
After I order a kit, how long does it take to receive?
Kits arrive within one or two days after they are ordered.
Is it reusable?
Yes! Many teachers are participating for their 7th year!
Can Daycare, Preschool or Kindergarten participate?
Yes, students can participate as individuals or by doing group initiatives each month.
Can we have a FREE Presentation at our school board?
Does it work at a school where there is little parent support?
Every age, ability and demographic participates with great success for every student.
Can I modify the program?
It is incredibly flexible - an easy and natural fit for any group situation.
More than one class wants to participate at my school Ė how many kits do we need?
While NOBODY is the main character, it is the support materials that tap into each participant and spark personally meaningful projects. Each kit comes with 25+ support materials for one class. The program is great value because it is reusable but if you donít want to take your NOBODY-turned-SOMEBODY apart you can get a FREE Top-Up Kit! Many teachers have participated for more than 10 years and have received a FREE Top-Up Kit each year!
Kits can be ordered by phoning us, cheque, fax, purchase order or with a credit card by clicking here!
How Do I get a FREE Top-UP KIT?
After purchasing your full Who Is NOBODY? Kit you are eligible for a FREE Top-Up Kit! All you need to do is have local media highlight your class and include our website: www.whoisnobody.com in the article. One FREE Top-Up Kit is permitted per year. Here is a link to the FREE Top-Up Kit form that has all the details:
How Do I get the FREE IíM SOMEBODY Bracelets?
After purchasing your full Who Is NOBODY? Kit you are eligible for FREE IíM SOMEBODY Bracelets! You can either fill-in the Mini-Presentation Profile (found in your binder) and send it to us by post or you can submit your list of class projects here!
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Who Is NOBODY?, Qui est PERSONNE? (the French version of Who Is NOBODY?) and Who Is GREEN? are literacy based character education programs that are
flexible and user-friendly for Grade 1 Ė 12 including Special Education to Gifted Students from inner-city to rural settings and public and private schools.
All three teaching resources are easy to set up, self-running and reusable supporting all Character Education initiatives, including:
Character Counts, building Character Traits, the
Pillars of Character, Character Values and Virtues.
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Each of the three classroom kits support students in exercising Howard Gardnerís Theory regarding the importance of applying the curriculum to real life experiences Ė all rooted in research. Because the real life experiences are based on service learning via community outreach projects, students naturally exercise all the Character Attributes, including: Respect, Perseverance, Optimism, Courage, Empathy, Honesty, Responsibility, Fairness, Initiative, Integrity, etc supporting Safe and Caring Schools and Safe Schools.
All four strands of literacy are exercised through the ready-to-go program, including: Reading, Writing, Oral and Visual Communication and Media Literacy.
Other curriculum links include: The Arts, Guidance and Career Choices, Physical Education and Health, Information Technology (IT), a Curriculum Link of Choice (for example Science) and Ministry Guidelines. Teachers often implement these self-running programs not just because they cover the curriculum but also because of the effective bullying prevention that results.
Research shows that respect is the number one indicator for success and all three programs give students a framework to build respect in a way that is earned and lasting so that students build self-esteem based on their character in action.
Who Is GREEN? supports EcoSchools and green schools initiatives by giving simple steps that help students discover their strengths and use them to help the environment so that their green projects are environmental and personally meaningful. Each class completes a scrapbook that documents all of their character into action, as does NOBODY who becomes SOMEBODY because the 3D attachments students add to the blue denim doll represent each individual studentís unique Character building projects.
Teachers love Who Is NOBODY? because the program achieves all the above every year as they reuse this reusable program but it is different every year - because their students are different every year!
All programs are easy, fun and DVD Implemented.
The Who Is NOBODY? classroom aid has many pet names from participating teachers such as: the NOBODY Project, Mr. NOBODY, blue doll that is made of denim, nobody, something from NOBODY [the title of a story by CBCís Karen Horsman in the Ontario College of Teacherís Magazine ( OCT ) called Professionally Speaking], nobodyís perfect and so on.
Rotary Clubs have donated kits across Ontario and Canada because of the shared goals, including: Service Above Self, Preventing Youth at Risk and Literacy.
All of the ready made lesson plans are set up by playing the implementation DVD directly to students.
All three programs have been successfully implemented in Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Kindergarten and even Preschools and Daycare.
The program was developed by Kelly Clark, a teacher in Ontario, Canada, after she graduated with her PGCE at the University of London, London England and supply taught in elementary and secondary schools across London, England and Toronto, Ontario.