Overview: This lesson will give students the ability to practice the skills necessary to show respect through a group project to build a structure. Students will practice teamwork, giving helpful feedback, and patience. Character Education Objectives: Students will: practice patience
Materials needed: Blindfolds Directions: Put students in pairs. (This lesson may also work in groups of three or four.) One partner puts on a blindfold with their partner or group members standing at least 10-15 feet away. When the blindfolded
Overview:An important part of building your skills as a team member is to be reflective. When you have successes or failures, always make time to reflect on what you did well and what you could do better or differently as
Respect is being tolerant and accepting of differences. To practice that skill, you need opportunities to learn about others and how they may be different than you. A great way to practice it and to learn about others is to play ice breaker games throughout the year. You’d be surprised how much you learn about even lifelong friends by doing some get-to-know-you activities.
Overview: Create an opportunity for students to practice caring by recognizing and showing compassion for emotion in others. Character Education Objectives: Students will sort and label the different emotions on the Faces of Emotion Handout. Students will discuss how having compassion
CHARACTER COUNTS! is designed to work in partnership with students, parents and faculty to make your school a great place to learn. The acronym T.E.A.M (T-Teach, E-Enforce, A- Advocate, M- Model) is a process for you to use in the implementation of CHARACTER COUNTS!
his lesson allows students to explore how telling a lie impacts both their relationships and themselves and the decision to be honest, even when it’s the hard path, is the best long-term decision.
Reflecting on your own character is important to grow and stay accountable. This lesson is designed for students to reflect on the character trait of caring and the ways they display it to others. It also allows students time to discuss on how they can continue to show care towards others and how they can make changes to become even more caring.
Teachers care about the relational aspect of teaching. They take time to establish a trusting and caring connection with students, who in turn become more receptive to what’s being taught. Caring is at the heart of our character and will help in creating a positive
Our citizenship does not stop at the physical space we occupy. Citizenship has expanded to the communities we have created online. Being a digital citizen is important for students as they complete school work and socialize in the digital space. This lesson is designed to give students tips on being a safe digital citizen.