Lockdown

Educators are under enormous pressure during lockdown. 

To help ease the pressure on educators during the latest lockdown, we are pulling together a series of free, easy-to-use resources to help keep students connected with each and with the school wherever they are learning through their values

Week 7

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

With the end of lockdown in sight, we have chosen our focus on Gratitude with its sense of hope and promise of  renewal.

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
Lionel Hampton

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie


Values Graphic

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://bit.ly/2NR8ZXa


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, “The Three Friends”, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/518196134

Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Gratitude. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://bit.ly/2MBCiwi

Staff, Parents’ and Carers’ Mental Health

Performing Under Pressure
Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for educators and parents to help maintain mental health during the enormous stress of teaching during lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/468273958

Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092

Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here


Week 6

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

We know that empathy can be the key that unlocks the door to kindness and compassion… remember to be kind and compassionate to yourself as well!

“Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.”
Audrey Hepburn

“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.”
 Mohsin Hamid

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant?”
Henry David Thoreau


Values Graphic

A VbE student said:
‘Empathy is when you put yourself in someone else’s shoes… it helps make you kind and caring’. 

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://bit.ly/2OWFZ0o


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, “Write from the Heart”, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/515732908

Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Empathy. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_empathy.pdf


Staff, Parents’ and Carers’ Mental Health

Navigating Change
Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for educators and parents to help maintain mental health during the enormous stress of teaching during lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/468260633

Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 5-minute practice by Ron from DoYogaWithMe focuses on “Self-Care”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://bit.ly/2ZHIuWx


Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092

Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Week 5

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

You are all doing so well, even though it might feel you are on a long road. Modelling the value of patience does have an impact on your children and others around you.

Take heart from the words of Ralph Emerson:
Patience and fortitude conquer all things


Values Graphic

A VbE student said:
It’s hard to have the value of patience but I try because it’s worth it in the end. 

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/lockdown/patience.graphic.jpg


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, “Write from the Heart”, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/510288590

Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Patience. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_patience.pdf


Staff, Parents’ and Carers’ Mental Health

Managing Anxious Thoughts
Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for educators and parents to help maintain mental health during the enormous stress of teaching during lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/468259342

Time 4 Tea

An initiative to help children decide on social issues they feel strongly about, to articulate their aspirations/frustrations and to develop a message to send to people of influence to discuss over a cup of tea. This creative family-based activity helps students to process lockdown by developing a relationship with the wider world.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://bit.ly/T4TFamily


Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092

Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Week 4

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

Right now, the resilience of us all is being truly tested. We need to stay gentle with ourselves; yes be the best we can be but be self-forgiving if we don’t always meet our own high standards.

Sometimes, just ‘keeping on keeping on’ is all we need to do. We might take heart from the idea that our living is all to purpose – the good times and the hard.

The author, CS Lewis reminds us: “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny


Values Graphic

A VbE student said: ‘I think resilience is a good value because it makes me keep on trying.‘ 

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/lockdown/resilience.graphic.jpg

Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Courage. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_resilience.pdf


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, “Pandora’s Box”, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/507540018


Children’s Mental Health

Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for children and adults on shaping your thinking during lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/500913569

Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 5-minute practice by David from DoYogaWithMe focuses on “Self-Care”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: http://bit.ly/3r91cC6


Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092

Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Week 3

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

Sometimes courage can be simple: we don’t need to strive and strain too hard. Don’t worry, take heart from these thoughts.

Nelson Mandela tells us: “It always seems impossible until it’s done

Alexander McCall Smith tells us: “Be content with who you are and where you are, and do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself.


Values Graphic

‘You need courage to remind you of what you can do’ A Year 1 Student

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/lockdown/courage.graphic.jpg

Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, The Gift, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/504772329


Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Courage. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_courage.pdf


Children’s Mental Health

Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for children and adults on developing relationships during lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/500916752


Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 4-minute practice by Janette focuses on “Gratitude”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/492450017


Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092


Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here


Week 2

When we talk about the value of Care, we need think about how to take care of ourselves. What might you need to do just now to take extra care of yourself – so that we can take care of others?

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

Today, invite yourself to do something to give yourself care – it might be that you award yourself a deep, warm bath, with candles and scent; or you might take some time with a favourite book or programme; or perhaps you can enjoy a walk in the good outdoor air. Or it might be that you soothe your inner voice by telling yourself, ‘I am good enough.’ The strength to care comes from within.

“I’d offer a gift of care to the world so that everyone can have peace”
Quote from a VbE student


Values Graphic

‘Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.’ Ashita Kunjadia

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/lockdown/self-care.graphic.jpg


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, The Three Wishes, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502204618


Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on self-care. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_self-care.pdf

Brighter Minds

Psychologist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for children and adults on how to manage the stress and anxiety of lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/500914994

Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 4-minute practice by Janette introduces “Breathing to Release Stress”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/467814098

Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092


Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Week 1

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

You Are the Hope

We hope you know you are:
Our bright shining light, keeping darkness at bay
Our dream of tomorrow and our sunshine today.

more


Values Graphic

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: www.vimeo.com/499666321


Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Hope. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.



Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 3-minute practice by Janette introduces “Basic Breath Awareness”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home 

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: www.vimeo.com/467812382


Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

This is a message from Bridget Knight, CEO of VbE:

You Are the Hope

We hope you know you are:
Our bright shining light, keeping darkness at bay
Our dream of tomorrow and our sunshine today.

You help us:
Keep going when the going gets tough
Keep smiling when things start to feel rough

With you, we know you are beside us; Hope will not be lost
You are the Hope.

Thank you for who you are and for what you do, so caringly.

(Inspired by the poem, What Hope Means by Vineet Bansa)