Sixth through eighth grade students at The Learning Center Charter School are divided into four multi-grade CREW groups at the beginning of each school year. This year the process mimicked the sorting ceremony from the popular Harry Potter book series.
The CREW selection process was like the Harry Potter sorting ceremony where each student wore the hat and it was revealed to them which CREW had been selected for them.
Each CREW meets weekly throughout the school year and are designed to build relationships and a sense of community. CREW allows students to have a safe place with peers to share both triumphs and defeats. CREW encourages peer facilitations wherein students take active leadership roles and teachers serve as moderators rather than leaders of the groups.
Ms. Jessie said, “Our CREW concept is based on the idea that we are all in the same boat. We work together like a crew of a ship.”
After the sorting ceremony, each CREW participated in get-to-know-you icebreaker games. As the school year progresses, each group will work on goal setting, community service and social development.