Within these 11 Principles, Principle 6 represents the glue that connects outstanding classroom learning and fundamental character concepts.
Articles that feature the ideas and experiences of some of the leading thinkers on character in schools.
I now know that the factors that led to my students’ greater academic success are the ones advocated for in Principle 6 of Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character.
“I don’t have time for character education. My focus must be on teaching academics.” Do these worries sound familiar?
Taking time to reflect is very powerful for the entire operation. This allows us to know what works, and what does not work.
Character education has been linked to a more positive school community as well as a decrease in bullying behavior.
It's our collective responsibility to work towards ensuring each child we encounter reaches their full potential.
Effective character education should not be considered as a means to an end, but should be considered as an end in itself.
Starting with my student teaching, I put a lot energy into reaching my students, of making that all-important personal connection with them.
Although kindness is not always easy, it’s certainly a worthy goal. We should claim kindness as a value we strive for, even when faced with challenging situations.
Overall, the character strengths we adopt impact decision-making in every area of life, including the workplace.