If I Can... Schools Version
Given that many schools have 36 weeks of classes, we decided to offer a selection of 36 values. As the basis are the 12 core values used by two major Values in Schools organisations, Living Values and Values Based Education, to which we have added two complimentary values; e.g. to Love we have added Compassion & Benevolence.
Here is a list of the 36 values:
- Peace (Stillness, Mindful Awareness)
- Respect (Faith, Obedience)
- Love (Compassion, Benevolence)
- Tolerance (Patience, Forgiveness)
- Honesty (Trust, Integrity)
- Humility (Kindness, Harmlessness)
- Cooperation (Sincerity, Generosity)
- Happiness (Contentment, Harmony)
- Responsibility (Courage, Determination)
- Simplicity (Consistency, Temperance)
- Freedom (Self-Control, Creativity)
- Unity (Self-Knowledge, Discrimination)
In order to give schools the greatest flexibility we have provided a version of all the images that can be downloaded and then used a required. For example, the daily offering can be shown at assemblies or in classrooms, colour hard copies can be printed and mounted on school notice boards etc.
As with the online and phone versions of the If I can... App, the values sequence includes an If I can... statement, followed by a quote about that value. A recent addition is a Mindfulness exercise designed to bring the students to a greater sense of quiet so that they can reflect more fully on the 4th page, an open-ended question on the application of the value in their life.
As a reference for teachers a document is provided which includes 5 versions of the If I can statements, quotes and questions for each of the 36 values. The first series of 36 entries corresponds to the actual images provided. Over the course of time the images for the other 4 cycles of 36 will be added which can then be accessed by schools via this Resources page.
As a result of reviews of the content by a number of teachers, it has been deemed necessary to also develop a version fully suited for Primary School children. This will mean a modification of some, but not all, of the current schools version. This project has been initiated.
Please find the link below for the Schools' Versions:
- Living Values in Schools (48.28 MB)
You can also download a version in which all the quotes are from the Bhagavad Gita, the marvellous Indian spiritual text which is said to be the inspiration for the poem If written by Kipling.
- If I Can... Gita Version (48.81 MB)
To help people, especially children in school, better understand the nature of values, the benefits they bring and the difficulties in living them all the time, stories have traditionally been used. You will be able to download a growing number of stories that are categorised by the particular If I can…Value that it most demonstrates. Users are also able to Contribute stories to enhance the appreciation of others(see below).
- Absence of Pride (14.08 kB)
- Benevolence (12.53 kB)
- Compassion (13.41 kB)
- Creativity (13.21 kB)
- Determination (13.74 kB)
- Discrimination (14.1 kB)
- Faith (14.65 kB)
- Fearlessness (413.19 kB)
- Generosity (13.69 kB)
- Honesty (14.18 kB)
- Hope (12.94 kB)
- Kindness (13.4 kB)
- Patience (24 kB)
- Tolerance (13.27 kB)
- Trust (12.96 kB)
- Wisdom (14.46 kB)
Visit our Youtube channel by clicking here, for a selection of videos from various sources that relate to the If I Can... values.
If you would like to contribute a story or imagery for use in the project, please email email@example.com
If I Can... Timeless Values for Today - The Book
A book, which contains a selection of 73 If I can statements and corresponding quotations, has been published by Dr H P Kanoria for free distribution in India. He has also provided us a number of free copies so that we might sell them to help raise needed funds.
The 150+ page 4 colour book is available for £8.00/$12.00 plus postage by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free copy will be given to anyone donating £10 or more. See the Donate facility in About Us.
Links to Like-Minded Organisations
We are most grateful for the guidance received from a number of individuals, schools and organisations who, like us, have also embarked on the Values journey. Weblinks or email addresses are provided below for our main supporters so far, as well for those who are actively promoting Values in all aspects of life - from the classroom to the boardroom. We will continue to add to this list as we carry on.
- Aress Software
- Brahma Kumaris
- Education Renaissance Trust
- Human Values Foundation
- Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
- Leon Maclaren Art Trust
- Living Values in Schools
- Aude Education Consultancy / Paul Cleghorn
- Principled Business / Chris Rees
- Resourcement / Hans Leewens
- SREI Foundation / Dr H P Kanoria
- St James Schools
- UK Values Alliance
- Values Based Education
- Jerome Toole - Design & Development