The first decade has shown that the longitudinal study, time-lapse capabilities of video can contribute greatly to emotional growth and self-awareness.
Bringing the School of Life Project to your organization can:
- Help educate the total child and build self-awareness
- Help kids set goals and make better choices
- Realize a large return on a very small investment
- Leverage Project output for highly effective fundraising
How it Works
Setting up the School of Life Project is a simple process that we will walk you through.
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The School of Life Video Journal Project acknowledges that teachers are on the front line of helping their kids become more self-aware. Hopefully, the Video Journal will be one tool that can help teachers in that endeavor because:
- Our approach acknowledges just how thinly spread all staff members—especially teachers—are in managing all of the challenges.
- The kiosk manages the process in a hands-off and efficient manner.
- Participation takes virtually no time from teachers other than helping to introduce the opportunity to their kids and allowing them the 20-40 minutes necessary each year to create their Video Journal entries.
Legal/Risk Management Information
Legal / Risk Assessment teams must review two areas:
- Agreements – There are two agreements that must be executed:
- Between School of Life Project and your organization
- Between The School of Life Project and the students/parents
- Privacy – Should you elect to store Video Journal entries on the school’s server, an acceptable level of privacy must be guaranteed to the student until such files are given back to the student upon graduation. In this event, maintaining privacy is your organization’s responsibility.
The child can do the work of answering the difficult questions but if the voice and picture are not captured in an adequate way then it’s all for naught. The IT Team is generally responsible for the following tasks:
- Ensure the kiosk is set up and working properly
- Coordinate with School of Life Project IT staff to monitor storage of captured interviews
Depending upon how the educational establishment is set up, the Administrative Assistants in the project primarily do the following:
- Send out letters and emails offering the opportunity to parents and students
- Identify the room in the library or other locations where the interview sessions can take place, and manage a schedule accordingly
- Coordinate with IT on equipment setup