|Achiever Radio: Voices of Reason Character Education Series|
High Energy Action StoriesListen along to these 36 wacky “Voices of Reason” adventure stories as Achiever McBeaver and his best friend Pester the Squirrel help their College Crew pals become far more successful on campus. Guided by the help of their new senior mentor Ellison Eagle, Achiever and Pester help their friends overcome the sneaky and underhanded schemes of Wonkers The Weasel who continually tries to cause big trouble for the College Crew members. Through all sorts of crazy and oddball adventures, Achiever and Pester teach their new friends the only way possible to avoid getting caught up in Wonkers’ nasty plans – that the members must work to become “Champions of Character” and learn how to C.A.R.E. more about themselves, others, and the future.
The Lost Blessings of RadioModern technology is awesome – 20 years ago who would have thought that we’d have the technological reach and power that we have available to our schools and society today! But, with that amazing advancement there is also a great sacrifice that is being made at the expense of our young children. As experienced educators, we’d argue that TV and video media has actually robbed students of certain types of educational skills that they need to be successful as future adults. Although it is a wonderful, powerful, entertaining, and extremely necessary medium, tv-video formatting actually takes away student interaction or involvement in the learning process as the viewer is typically a passive participant during the program. However with good “old fashioned” radio style formatting, students are actively engaged in the material as they are asked to use their imagination, fantasy, creativity, critical thinking, interpretive reasoning, and listening skills. Having been an active participant instead of a passive bystander in the action, lessons are better internalized, digested, and become much more of an integral part of a student's individual daily habits. Just ask any teacher why they still choose to read books aloud to their students … so many important and basic skills are developed with the listening process!
Morning Announcements: "McBeaver Mondays!"Designed by our educator team with this specific purpose in mind, "Voices of Reason" is without a doubt best used schoolwide on the morning announcements! Make every Monday Achiever McBeaver and the College Crew day where the whole school takes a few minutes to listen to these character education action stories and learn how to be a champion of character that C.A.R.E.s. With 36 total episodes, there is one for every week of the year! As another option, this radio adventure series is also highly effective when used as a classroom guidance tool by either your school counselor or classroom teachers. In addition, supporting cost effective materials like the McDoolio game cards allow an easy method for classroom teachers to support the schoolwide C.A.R.E. vision!
Do your students change schools within your own district often? If so, "McBeaver Mondays" across a district is a simple and cost effective way to ensure that your students are NEVER out of touch with valuable character education programming. With a uniform and sequenced program - when they arrive at the next campus - they can simply jump right back into the fold with the lessons and action! rrrrrrrrr r r rrrr rrrrrr rrrr rrrrrrrr rrrr rr rrrr rrrrr rrrr rrr rr rrrr rr rrr rrrr rrr r rr rr rrrrr rrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Character Education Topics Covered
“Voices of Reason” covers 18 total character education skills spanning over a 4 CD set. Each individual CD has 9 action stories that revolve around twin combination or “sister” character value traits. These “sister” virtues are similar in meaning – but with very different school and life based applications. Accordingly, the stories on the audio CD's review the similarity in meaning as well as the differences in application for these character education skills. With their slapstick and oddball humor – and in a way only like Achiever and Pester can - the two college buddies review these skills (and their importance) throughout the 9 radio shows on each disc. The “Voices of Reason” adventure series includes 36 episodes that cover the following sister virtues:
With 9 adventures on each CD there are 36 total amazing episodes – one for every school week!
Along with a focus on these "sister" virtues, Achiever and Pester spend time in their slapstick "Abbott and Costello like" routine on the C.A.R.E. system that challenges K-5 students to look at themselves and examine their own: Choices, Attitudes, Results, and Expectations. In close connection, each of the 36 virutes are explained, reviewed, and examined within the parameters of the C.A.R.E. system. And, as all College Crew "members in training" will come to expect, every Achiever Radio mini-episode ends with Achiever's famous challenge and dare to action, "Choose to C.A.R.E. if you dare - it's up to you!"“Voices of Reason” Character Education Lessons