As I reflect on the impact that Tools for Life has offered me and our staff at Galloway Elementary School, I am confident in saying that it has provided our children with an effective resource to use when facing any challenge that transcends any age group.
I have witnessed, first hand and with others, that Tools for Life works in a practical and reflective way with our students and teachers. Using the 8 Tools as needed provides every scholar, teacher, administrator, and community member a powerful choice of taking control of the situation by electing to use what works best for them.
I proudly use every aspect of resolving conflict or challenges by using mine. Tools for Life also has helped us maintain a remarkable difference within our discipline, especially within my first year of becoming principal at Galloway. Our referrals were at zero suspensions for the first three months! Even after the grant expired, we have continued to use what works with us as it restores confidence in our students. Our students have shared as well that they can use their Tools to help others. My greatest testimony is that a community can become better by embracing an opportunity to use what works.
Marvin P. Davis, M.S. Ed
Galloway Elementary School