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Character Education helps students reach their full capacity and provides them with a foundation for success. Through the program, students grow in qualities such as respect, attentiveness, responsibility, self-control, truthfulness and compassion. In turn they gain self-confidence, improve their relationships, work harder, and behave better.
Why Become a School of Character?
The positive focus:
Each month, the Character Council provides a free email bulletin for educators with methods and creative activities for integrating the character quality of the month into school curriculum. Click here to be added to the list. Click here to see all of the qualities and their FREE resources.
The Character Council offers "Creating Lifestyles and Classrooms of Ethical Character" workshops for teachers of all grades. This engaging seminar is designed to improve classroom management skills and establish a community of learners. The Character Council education team is available to customize workshops for on-site training needs.Read more about the workshop.
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is taking applications now for their Promsing Practices Award. Promising Practices in Character Education are successful, unique ways of reinforcing character traits in PreK-12 students. Most practices are simple in scope and donít have extensive costs associated with them. They enable students to experience positive character firsthand, as well as enrich their lives and the lives of others. Each winning practice meets at least one of CEPís 11 Principles and at least one of 31 sub-topics, such as Relationship Building, Mentoring/Buddies, Service Learning, or Integration with Academics. For more information visit the CEP website . Next deadline is March 17, 2012.
"Our teachers have always tried to instill qualities like respect and responsibility in our students. But the focus on one specific character quality each month has brought a cohesiveness to our school. All teachers and all students are focused on the same value." Jan Robinson, teacher, Westwood School
"I believe the Character Council has provided the support needed to bridge character into our positive school culture plan. The character quality of the month and the support materials have been a crucial springboard to our developing a unique plan that has branded Rees E Price Academy as a place "Where Character Matters." Staff and students are recognized publicly and can easily speak the language in the day to day business of the school." Shelley Stein, Principal, Rees E Price Academy