Core Freedom: Perceive in Our Own Way
We believe core freedoms are something we all share and are essential for building a healthy community. The 8 Core Freedoms of IM4U ay the foundation for a new level of freedom that is respectful, cooperative, and beneficial to all and supports the freedom to imagine and to dream.
The 8 Core Freedoms of the IM4U Learning Program are:
1. Be Who We Are
2. Perceive In Our Own Way
3. Feel Our Own Feelings
4. Think Our Own Thoughts
5. Make Decisions
6. Communicate Well
7. Take Wise Actions
8. Interact With Others In Our Own Unique And Creative Way
That might sound like a mouthful for students, but as a teacher you know that these concepts are key to a good educational program. As teachers, we want students to feel comfortable enough with themselves and their environment to be able to take creative and imaginative risks. We want them to be able to think that there really could be a “smile in the sky.”
When students have The 8 Core Freedoms in place, their imagination, creative thinking, and problem solving skills soar and the sky is truly the limit.
While listening to the song together, students may become curious about some of the imaginative ways Uncle Jim talks about the sky.
Students listen to a song, participate in a discussion about freedom, and use an image to uncover that everyone has different perceptions.