Children learn best by experiencing it. Therefore, Cloud9World built a social constructivist approach that enables students to experience and embrace positive character strengths. They learn from animal role models exhibiting a positive, inviting tone. The story format delivers a practical view of social-emotional behavior in school, at home and in the community. Direct instruction through literacy, discussion and experimentation inspires students to apply a real-world understanding through role play, decision-making, projects, presentations and everyday life.

Like rainfall, we land on multiple places from a single cloud.

  • It starts early (in elementary school)
  • It’s embedded in the curriculum: literacy (so it doesn’t take away from instruction time)
  • It’s teacher-led (which means greater sustainability)
  • Includes the entire staff

Cloud9World builds a positive culture and common language throughout each school. Students learn character strengths naturally through their literacy experience with animals. Young children quickly associate memorable characters with character strengths they can understand and embrace. Eventually, students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents all recognize, digest and express actions that support the character strengths. By saturating the campus with everything from t-shirts to stickers, buttons to banners, and posters to curriculum, Cloud9World furnishes everything needed to make each month a true celebration.

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Cloud9World is a unique and innovative social and emotional learning program that integrates literacy as the vehicle for teaching character strengths. Our program is about the acquisition and strengthening of character, and the capacity to make wise choices for a well-rounded life and a thriving society.

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Growing Character from Core

Social-emotional learning impact that results in lasting greater overall mental wellness is grown from one’s core, their inner being. Driven by beliefs and values orchestrated by the heart, the core is the “why”, the primary behavior driver. Many mental health and SEL programs target observed behaviors, changing habits, and reward related behaviors attached to broad school themes. Others promote character and core values at a surface level with posters and simple emotions/character identification. Lasting individual change takes place at the decision level, the heart level.

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Cloud9World seeks to change the world, one student at a time, and goes deep to address values and beliefs at the core level to empower students to understand and adopt the “why” behind their actions. Cloud9World – Growing Character from the Core.