"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Way Summary

MLK, JR. CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
The MLK Way

The M.L.K. Way is our school-wide positve management system.  By creating a consistent system of expectations and incentives throughout the school, teachers are able to focus on teaching and students are motivated and given the tools to be able to focus on learning.  We utilize six instructional techniques (see below) from Doug Lemov's Teach Like a Champion book, and students strive to follow six school-designed Role Model Criteria (see below) every day.  Please see the additional document ("MLK Way Steps to Students Success"), which explains some of the school-wide positive incentives we use to motivate students to meet behavioral expectations and succeed academically. 

Six Instructional Techniques
  1. 100 Percent
  2. What to Do
  3. Strong Voice
  4. Do it Again
  5. Positive Framing
  6. Precise Praise
Six Role Model Criteria
  1. Complete homework.
  2. Complete classwork.
  3. Dress for success (uniforms buttones and tucked, shoes tied).
  4. Walk in an MLK line (eyes forward, zero voices, hands at side, personal space).
  5. Use respectful words all day, everywhere.
  6. Participate/cooperate respectfully all day, everywhere.