Love Notes Wins AAP Award 6th Time

2017 Revere Awards FINALIST

Love Notes Named Finalist for Best Learning Resources from Association of American Publishers

The Dibble Institute received its sixth AAP award with a 2016 REVERE Award for Love Notes.

Berkeley, CA; April 4, 2017 – The Dibble Institute is honored to announce that Love Notes: Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work, written by Marline E. Pearson, MA, was named a REVERE Awards finalist in Classroom: Supplemental ResourcesSocial-Emotional And Character Learning.

In the company of a diverse group of innovative and rich educational resources, Love Notes’ achievement shows its exceptional quality for helping young people learn how to successfully build healthy romantic relationships.

For more than 50 years, the REVERE Awards (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) have identified the best content for educating learners on any platform – print, digital, or blended. The REVERE Awards evaluation process is rigorous with both educator and industry professional judges evaluating each entry.

The Revere Award judges commented:

Love Notes is EXCEPTIONAL. If only this was required in all middle schools. This is what Sex Education should be. Teens don’t want a clinical view; they want a REAL life view.

This is wonderfully put together, without judgment. It’s not preachy; it’s just real life. It talks to the students where they are at.

This curriculum is doing a great service to our young teens. Think of the students who have few life experiences, this curriculum would help prepare them for what they may encounter in the future and how to cope.

This could be a great curriculum to use with high-risk teens to help navigate some of the more difficult parts of growing up— developing intimate relationships.

Overall, the activities and scope of the curriculum would likely be high interest and engaging for the intended audience. The slides and activities would lead to important discussions and ideas for students to consider as they become more and more adult.

“Being honored for the sixth time by AAP for producing an outstanding learning resource is a prestigious and special achievement for The Dibble Institute We strive to create content that is significant to a meaningful educational experience. By being named a finalist for the REVERE Awards, Love Notes is highlighted as a product that does just that, helps students learn,” Kay Reed, Executive Director of Dibble noted.

Since 2009, The Dibble Institute’s programs have received six Association of American Publisher Awards:

  • Relationship Smarts PLUS (first edition) – 2009
  • Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships (first edition) – 2010,
  • Things to Know Before You Say Go Activity Book – 2012
  • Relationship Smarts PLUS (revision) – 2014
  • Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships (revision) – 2015
  • Love Notes – Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work – 2016