Do you believe if your students had better character they would be better behaved in class? Incorporating character education into your daily lessons can help your classroom run more effectively. This online course is designed to guide teachers through the six pillars of character education — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Teachers will explore innovative ways to incorporate each of the six pillars into their daily lessons so that students are better able to make the right choices when confronted with problem situations.
Students will inform classmates about their cultural customs and family traditions through research and formal presentations. Grade 5 Students will be able to analyze the words and actions of fictional characters in order to determine if the individual s showed good character.
Grades This lesson introduces students to the life work of Keith Haring, an artist who used a very simple playful style to carry a message of love, peace, and equality.
Grades In this lesson, students use their knowledge of democratic principles to create a fictional presidential candidate, run a campaign for election, participate in a political convention and presidential debate, and vote for president.
K-5 Teachers and students will discuss what Patience means, when we demonstrate it, and share how difficult it can be at times. K-5th grade Students will respect veterans living and deceased.
K-5 Students will make appropriate choices about the right way to act. K-2 Students will work with peers and teacher to set goals for greater character development throughout the school year.
K-5 Students will research and discuss the chosen issue, finding a way that they believe they can make a difference.
K-3 Students will evaluate traits that make good friends and write how he or she can be a better friend. K-2 An invaluable bond is formed between tutors and students, thus fostering the community spirit upon which our school is based. K-5 Students will be able to demonstrate role playing and the ability to cooperatively discuss solutions.
Fifth grade tribes teams of students working together have the opportunity to develop a science lesson for their third grade buddies targeting a simple science concept.
Tribes are required to prepare a lesson outline, a hands-on activity, worksheets, and assessments.
Stories will be created, illustrated, and shared. K-5 The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen includes taking responsibility for certain classroom chores, taking care of personal belongings, respecting the property of others, following the rules at home, school, and in the community Grade Level: K-3 Students will read a biography, then present the information learned in a "wax museum" format.
K-3 Students will discuss story setting, character traits, and goal setting. K-5 Students will define the meaning of The Declaration of Independence and why this document is important to our country.
Children need to understand that being honest does not come easy; it is hard work. Elementary Students will learn about empathy. Students will learn to take responsibility for their mistakes when they happen and to learn from them.
Students will learn to think before they speak and act. Elementary As a family, students write a caring letter or thank you note to a selected support staff person. The note or letter will be displayed in the school. Mixed grades Students have a reading incentive during March - Reading Month.Annually, each child establishes an academic and a personal goal which reflects the school's character education traits.
A goal-setting conference is convened at the beginning of the school year with the child, teacher and parent to discuss the child's identified goals and to sign a three-way commitment.
CHARACTER COUNTS! is a program of the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. The Josephson Institute is a (c)3 nonprofit organization that works towards improving the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision making and behavior.
Character Education creates a meaningful framework and incorporates aspects of social- emotional learning, conflict resolution, violence prevention, social skills training, and service learning.
Incorporating character education into your daily lessons can help your classroom run more effectively. This online course is designed to guide teachers through the six pillars of character education — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
The nation's most popular and effective character education and student development program. Resources for teachers, coaches, parents, and youth group leaders. Improve school climate with curricular materials, training, teacher support, lesson plans, writing assignments.
Character Education Resource List To access great resources for teaching Character Education, check out the new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Making it Better website.
The goal of this website is to unite students, teachers, parents and community leaders to work together to create a culture in each and every school that promotes acceptance.