Our 8 to Great SuperWheels Curriculum is as fun to teach as it is to learn! The simple teacher-led activities, cartoons and original songs take the students on an exciting adventure to their dream destinations. Students are introduced to social-emotional lessons by selecting and designing the SuperWheels vehicle of their choice.
The student “SuperWheelers” learn about character strengths by aligning them with different parts of their vehicles. Lessons include responsibility (the steering wheel), gratitude (the tires), the importance of saying “No” (the brakes), how to handle problems (potholes), and strong emotions (stormy weather) while keeping their eyes on the Windshield of their Dream Destination!
Along the way, students are inspired and entertained by CARtoon narrator MK, the Musical M’Kanic, with her stories and original singalongs, like “I Have a Choice” and “If You Believe It.”
They also have a creative collection of “Rest Stop Resources” for helping them self-calm: from their own child-size SuperWheels Steering wheel to Breathing Cards.
“I’m so excited! While so many SEL programs impose character traits, 8 to Great draws strength and motivation from WITHIN students that is already there! We’re already using the 6-12 curriculum with incredible results. Adding the K-5 will help us strengthen the concepts of 8 to Great in even our youngest students. I haven’t seen a more powerful way to build lasting resilience than this program!”
– C. Dewey, Professional School Counselor, TX
Some schools are only looking for 6-12 implementation, others, just for K-5. If you only want one or both of the curriculums, those options are available.
8 to Great is one of the most affordable and cost-effective programs in the country. We also offer partial scholarships if your budget is tight. We don’t want funding to keep you from bringing this life-changing program to your school or organization and will work with you. Your 8 to Great Master Trainer will go over all of your payment options on your call.
In addition, if you test it for one year using the 8 to Great Rules of Respect covered in the training and are not satisfied, we offer a full refund, minus materials and mailing costs.
The simplest and quickest way is to Schedule a Consult. You will be speaking with one of our Master Trainers. Rather than salesmen, they are certified educators who are passionate about helping students. In just 10-15 minutes they can answer all of your questions and help you determine if this is the right program for you.
We look forward to talking with you soon!
– MK Mueller and the 8 to Great Team
The 8 to Great philosophy and language is unique, and proven to make all the difference in a student’s engagement. It requires not just learning some new tools but unlearning some old habits that no longer work with today’s student population.
The minimum number of trainers for effective implementation is one per building. Our research shows that when you reach 20% of the faculty and administration trained, there is a positive shift in the entire school culture.
All 8 to Great 20-30 minute activities are scripted to the point that substitute teachers can teach them when a teacher is out sick. The fact that 8 to Great is a process makes it both simple and flexible.
Yes! First, the cost of turnover per teacher is an additional $20,000. Schools tell us that 8 to Great lowers faculty turnover. We regularly hear from educators who stay in teaching because of this program. See Jeff Hofeldt’s story on the Coaching Certification page.
Secondly, it costs $40,000 per year to keep a student in prison. (More than a year at Harvard!) 8 to Great has a reputation of being able to turn around the most hardened and hopeless students because it inspires internal motivation rather than relying on external motivation. In short, 8 to Great is a phenomenal investment for staff morale, student success and character skills that last a lifetime.
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?”
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
– Pablo Casals
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