Club G

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A 6 minute video of the Club G story
Youtube video of Club G
This was our first project.  The students named it Club G after Ges ("Jess"), my son.    It is a recess and noon-time social group organized in 2011 by Grade 4 students for their classmate who was socially isolated, who physically couldn't keep up on the playground, and who, despite understanding, had no intelligible speech.  It was created for him, but we quickly realized that it wasn't just about him.  It was about everyone  involved, what they learned about themselves, and how it changed us all. 

Follow this link to the Club G Book

Resources on friendship groups like Club G

Start Your Own Club G
What we learned from Club G
Some Friendship and Social Skills Books and Organizations
Vancouver Area Organizations that Facilitate Friendship Groups

Links to....

Club G wins 2015 National Inclusive Education Award
Club G Story in Canada's Globe & Mail national newspaper
Club G on the Dalai Lama Center's Blog
Club G on the local School District's website

Club G photos courtesy of Wendy Holtan.

What teachers and students say about Club G...

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