THE 5 CHAIRS EDUCATIONAL PROJECT
The 5 Chairs Educational project was born out of the enthusiasm of teachers, principals and schools in various parts of the world who saw the value of the Chairs methodology for children’s education and were eager to integrate it into their local school syllabi.
We are grateful to all our partners for the time and dedication they have spent in adapting the 5 Chairs Tool to their local contexts and for designing and experimenting materials suitable for children, especially from the ages of 4 to 14. This is an exciting ongoing project and our ultimate aim is to bring it to as many children and schools as possible across the world.
An important part of the program is to involve also the parents of children following the training and familiarize them with the teachings of The 5 Chairs so that we can effect change across whole communities.
Teacher at Derinya Primary School - Victoria - Australia
CHILDREN’S RESPONSE TO THE 5 CHAIRS
Children respond to the concept of 5 choices immediately. They deeply relate to the animal metaphors and quickly begin to recognise ‘Jackal’ behavior when they see it and feel it. They aspire to being Dolphins, Meerkats and Giraffes. They refer to the Hedgehog by asking their friends why they are being so hard on themselves.
Children become empowered when they recognize their ability to change situations and reconcile conflict by responding with thoughtful, mindful approaches.
“Since I introduced the 5 Chairs method into the Pythagoras Academy many students who come to my office can already provide themselves with their own wise guidance and they rarely repeat ineffective behaviors. I have observed students becoming empowered as they recognize their ability to change situations by responding with thoughtful, mindful approaches. They begin to look beyond the surface when faced with aggressive behavior and not take it on or own it at a personal level.”
Principal at The Pythagoras Academy, BC, Canada
OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
The PYTHAGORAS ACADEMY -
British Columbia - Canada
Project: 5 Chairs Pilot Program for 3 years – 2021 – 2023
Goal: to become the premier school in British Colombia to lead The 5 Chair approach and to help other schools become aware of this behavioral agility program.
The DERINYA PRIMARY SCHOOL -
Victoria - Australia
Project: 5 Animals 5 Chairs for 4- 6 year olds
Goal: We need a goal here
Bombay - INDIA
Project Head: Rima Medhi
Project: Training to children and young adults (4-15yrs)
Goal: We need a goal here
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The 5 Chairs welcomes anyone whose ambitions are to know themselves better, live to their full potential and generate happiness and success for themselves and others. We work with all generations, all professions and all cultures. We also support leaders who are responsible for the individual and collective behaviors of those they lead.