What's Happening in Character?

The world needs good character. Character.org is devoted to bringing good character and the 11 Principles to people everywhere. Please enjoy our blog featuring some of the leading thinkers in the world of character development.

Sports Field
Principle 4

From the Sidelines: A Character-Focused Half-Time

During halftime, the 6 seniors from the Chester football team held a special on-field ceremony where they asked their favorite teacher to come out on to the field and stand beside them. Then, the public address announcer read a simple paragraph — written by the players themselves — about why they chose that particular teacher.

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Bubbles
Honesty

Tips to Help Your Kids with Honesty

Occasional lying is an almost expected part of child development, but whether dishonesty becomes a habit depends largely on how we respond to that lie. Statistics show we may not be doing such a good job.

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Chair games
Empathy

Understanding Consent Begins with Respect

Accepting people’s differences and showing empathy are values we try to teach our kids from an early age. It is essential in today’s day and age to build upon that emotional intelligence as they enter adolescence, by beginning to speak to them about sexual assault, what constitutes consent and understanding boundaries.

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Compass
Principle 1

Core Values Drive Everything

Core values are essential in shaping the culture of an organization. These values help all stakeholders define who they are, understand group norms and behavioral expectations, and bring unity and identity to the group.

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Teachers
Principle 1

Choosing Your Core Values

Stakeholders in a school don’t always agree either as to what is most valuable, but the exercise in discussing values and selecting preferences is worth the time it takes to come to agreement.

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