Global Sites: California - Tarzana

December 30, 2018

Christopher Andrews began in his new role as a Full-Circle Learning teacher in the fall of 2018. He chose the Habits-of-Oneness module and planned a highly effective first unit on Awareness.

A habit-of-heart sensory step launches the 13-S Steps of an FCL learning unit, which then flows through processes that integrate the kinesthetic, visual, audio and interpersonal learning modalities, as the students apply academic content to...

December 24, 2018 Comfort Brothers and Sisters Around the World

Tarzana Elementary School students in the Habits-of-Heart Club sent gifts to fire victims and to wisdom exchange partners abroad. Their action came at the end of an in-depth effort to apply the habit of Awareness to the needs of animals, families, homeless people and refugees of all kinds. 

The children led a school-wide movement to gather clothing for evacuated or refugee...

June 21, 2018

Alumni Kathy Rosales, a nursing student in California, grew up with Full-Circle Learning programs in her life from elementary school on. After receiving a fellowship from the American Diabetes Foundation, Kathy spent the spring semester of 2018 helping a teacher implement the habit-of-heart “Understanding” at Tarzana Elementary School’s Habits of Heart Club. After expanding their own understanding of how habits affect outcomes...

July 11, 2017

People at the park learned how to curb home water use from K-5 after-school students in Michelle Tal’s class who had connected character and academics with resolving the problems of their community.

The habit-of-heart Appreciation of Diversity offered learners the chance to appreciate elders, to resolve differences on the conflict bridge, and to appreciate the symbiotic relationships within ecosystems this past semester. They e...

October 12, 2016

Check out how Tarzana students engaged in learning activities and supported projects around the world, including the Ecuador Relieve Project.

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June 23, 2016

Check out this video of children from the Tarzana school explain the Ecuador project in their words and also learn about other ways to help.

April 1, 2014

When students become the awardees, they learn to know what combination of pursuits to value in society. Tarzana’s Habits-of-Heart Club students had been practicing the habit of Universal Connectedness and studying this quality as a motivator for seeking to improve global health. With this in mind, they attended a field trip to shadow the scientists and creative experts who ship medical supplies around the world at Phenomenex,...

January 22, 2014

Annual Mastery Ceremonies at each Full-Circle Learning program offer the chance for students to honor their parents for positive habits and qualities. Sometimes, planners take the concept farther, to help students identify practices, professions and sincere actions that exemplify the personal qualities the students seek to master. 

The Habit-of-Heart Club at Tarzana Elementary School was one of the earliest Full-Circle Learni...

December 20, 2013

Image: Niaz teaches an FCL song to children in spanish.

Children in Tarzana, California sat in rapt attention as Niaz Khadem taught them Full-Circle Learning songs in a foreign language and showed them pictures of Ngobe Bugle children building their own homes and schools with thatched roofing. This liaison to Panama had come to California to give the class a sense of the purpose and drive of their global partners, who heeded th...

October 23, 2013

Students in the Full-Circle Learning program at Tarzana Elementary School recognized heroism in parents and community members serving in various capacities. The Malibu Times reported as they presented songs, a mural, and habit-of-heart awards for Farsightedness to Mayor Skylar Peak and to City Manager Jim Thorsen (pictured below), to recognize their founding of Legacy Park, an environmentally protected parkland/wetland. During...

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