At Sacred Heart School in Atherton, the “Code of the Heart” is a set of soft skills that all grades are expected to internalize and incorporate with academic skills. Characteristics of readiness, responsibility, respect and caring share equal emphasis on importance as academic performance. To this end, Mayrin Bunyagidj, a Sacred Heart first grade teacher uses ClassDojo to encourage her students for demonstrating the Code of the Heart aspects of character development. “Seeing and hearing specific comments about their character help my students to become more empathetic with their peers,” says Bunyagidj.
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