Brian Faught's in service presentation was informative, applicable, and inspirational. In fact, it was absolutely phenomenal. He presented useful and practical strategies to increase effective communication with parents, while incorporating ten essential principles to live and work by. His dynamic style of presenting combined with his ability to reach all audience members left everyone asking when he would be able to return. We absolutely Did The Right Thing when we invited Mr. Faught to speak to our faculty!
-Amanda Cross, School Counselor
I just wanted to send you a note telling you how proud my husband and I are of McRae Elementary for implementing the “Just Do the Right Thing” program! Finally a program that kids can not only understand but live by. This program will follow our kids thru their lifetime. I am always telling my kids that the decisions they make now good or bad effect their lives for year to come.
- the proud parent of a McRae Elementary School student
I started JDRT program with my 3rd graders in October and I love it. It's a quick and easy behavior management tool.The students have become so much more responsible behaviorally and academically. This year has been a year of some great teaching because I don't have to bicker anymore. The starter questions divert the behavior and leads them to do the right thing.
- Tiefa Cooley, 3rd Grade Teacher, Otter Creek Elementary School, Little Rock AR
I initiated the program JDRT for pilot in my school this year. After hearing wonderful things about JDRT I had high expectations. I was not let down! JDRT takes the confusion away from classroom management. Students become responsible for their own behavior. They appreciate the taking responsibility as much as teachers enjoy giving it! With a simple and consistent approach, JDRT is easy to implement. We have enjoyed watching our students develop character and more time is now spent on instruction.
- Anna Lloyd, Music Specialist, Otter Creek Elementary, Little Rock, AR
The in-service with Mr. Faught was a great way to start off the year. He gave us some useful strategies to use when communicating with parents and so much more! His whole presentation was delivered with a positive upbeat attitude that made you want to Make Today the Best Day of Your Life!
-Jennifer Koch, Literacy Specialist
We really feel this program has had a positive influence on our students. Our fourth grade students have experienced these questions only for one year. However, our kindergarten students who will have been with us for five years will have heard and answered these questions over 900 times during their early elementary years. As they are asked and state the answer to the questions every day, we hope we are instilling values in them that will take them through life.
- Kelly Whiddon, Principal, Magness Creek Elementary School
While talking with teachers, I am constantly struck by how overwhelmed and powerless many of them feel when dealing with behavior in their classrooms. As I observe classrooms every day, I became aware that many of them were challenged with setting the behavioral limits they wanted and with how to follow through on those expectations. I think that Just Do the Right Thing™ sets those expectations and defines the rules for the classroom as well as life. If students learn these rules as young children, I know it will make a difference as they get older. The response to Just Do the Right Thing In the Classroom has been phenomenal. It is providing Pike View Elementary School structure and a routine that provides the optimal learning environment.
- Diane Crites, Principal, Pike View Elementary, N. Little Rock, AR
Just Do the Right Thing™ in the Classroom is a “no frills, no fuss” concept that transformed the behaviors and attitudes of my students in just 30 seconds a day! This tool yielded effective results without the use of a complicated behavior management system or negative reinforcement, motivating students to redirect their behaviors and attitudes with “friendly” reminders in the form of questions. As a result, my students were encouraged to change their behaviors, and I didn’t have to be heavy handed to accomplish that. Implementing this program has reminded me of the core beliefs instilled in me as a child and brought them to the forefront again as an adult.”
- Julie Hillegas, 2nd Grade Teacher, Cabot, AR
I used the Just Do The Right Thing™ Program this week for the first time. I loved the quality of the cards. The students loved the stickers. The teachers loved how it engaged their students and got them thinking about doing the right thing in a fun and interactive way."
- Beth P., Guidance Counselor, Gardner, MA
I have used JDTRT in my class for the past two years and I have been amazed at the difference it has made in my classroom management. I am spending less time dealing with behavior issues and more time teaching! Best of all, I have actually seen character develop in my first graders. It is so rewarding to see my students take pride in doing the right thing and learning to take responsibility. JDTRT is so easy to implement--It really does take less than 30 seconds a day! This program has made a world of difference in my classroom and in the lives of my students.
- Carol Skiba, 1st grade "National Board Certified" teacher, Pikeview Elementary School, North Little Rock AR
I love it! I have started something last week that is awesome. I made some Just Do The Right Thing™ cards - faculty and staff are looking for students that show one of the 10 positive behaviors - they write the number of the behavior on the card and explain what they saw the child doing. I am announcing them each day over the intercom to reinforce the 10 behaviors of JDRT - on Friday I draw a name from all the cards submitted and reward them with a small token - last week it was a Howard Perrin bag. I have had a wonderful response - even my custodians and cafeteria workers are "writing kids up" for good behavior.
- Gina Holstead, Principal, Howard Perrin Elementary, AR
I think the greatest benefit is still for me. ‘Make today? The best day of your life’ is my favorite because it reminds me that I can change something about the day by my attitude. It seems to invite action to stop the negative thinking and make it a good day. Having it there posted on the wall is a quick check to help me stay on track—in the classroom, as an employee, and in my personal life. I appreciate the effect.
- Marisa Ruple, 9th-grade teacher, Cabot, AR