Clifton Taulbert, president of the Building Community Institute, shares the importance of developing good character in our children.
Developing Leaders of Integrity
Go to CEP’s National Forum on Character Education to explore strategies and solutions that transform schools into schools of character. Hear from national and international experts on research in character education while engaging your experienced peers on best practices related to student leadership, service learning, positive school climate, bullying prevention, and more. You’ll leave the Forum with concrete ideas that you can take home to improve your school, whether you are a teacher, parent, student, or community member. Check out the main conference section of our website.
- Dynamic School Culture Born through Intentionality
This Forum session by Charles Elbot explores how to build effective schools through shared and distributive leadership, faculty collaboration, student engagement, and parent/community partnerships. This highly interactive workshop will transform participants into school culture builders, offering tools and flexible “architectural plans” so each school can develop its own unique culture.
- Teach and Reinforce How to Compete with Character
This Forum session by Bob Gehringer shows how Boys Town teaches basic skills and expands this to teaching character skills. Successes at Boys Town come from teaching skills and reinforcing them. Competing with Character is a program that has evolved from this practice. Skills for coaches, players, and parents will be reviewed. This presentation will be valuable for teachers and administrators who want to train coaches, students, and parents to use good character during competition.
Statewide School-Parent-Community Partnership Model
The Utah Civility and Community Initiative encourages school and community activities that highlight civility as a ground rule in our shared public discourse and strengthens, as a core value, the quality of our communities, state and nation. With support from Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, many Utah organizations and groups participated in the Initiative in a variety of ways. We invite Utah schools to join in.
To better support and give you some ideas on how to get started, we have created some resources to serve as guideposts as you get involved.
Please visit www.utahcivility.org to view a short video spot that highlights a variety of conversations schools could have at the elementary, middle or high school level. (A special thanks to Salt Lake City School District for allowing classrooms to be filmed as students participated in this project.)