** Frank Sonnenbeg has been a longtime friend of The Ray Center and CHARACTER COUNTS!. We’re proud to share an excerpt from his new book, The Path to a Meaningful Life. Enjoy! ** Everyone knows the Golden Rule. In fact,
Move Beyond Stereotypes (Grades 6-12)
Overview: This lesson explores the stories of real people to help students learn how to move beyond stereotypes. They’ll learn how accepting others’ authentic and unique selves demonstrates respect and fairness. Character Education Objectives: Students will: how sharing our individual
Making Assumptions and Respecting Others (Grades 6-12)
Overview: This lesson focuses on the importance of respecting the differences of others, the impact of making assumptions about others, and how respecting each other’s differences can make relationships stronger. Character Education Objectives: Students will: watch a video about respecting the
Our Differences Make Us Stronger (Grades K-5)
Overview: Our differences are our greatest strengths. Learning about what we have in common gives us a sense of belonging, but embracing and respecting our differences makes us a stronger community. Objectives: Students will: explore the similarities and differences of their
Achieve and Avoid
Good communication requires us to respect each other. A tip for respectful respectful conversations is to consider: what we want to achieve. what we to avoid. Achieve and Avoid It is easy to focus too much on what we want
Disagreeing with Respect (Grades 6-12)
Overview: This lesson focuses on disagreeing with respect. Character Education Objectives: Students will: review a video about respecting others even when you disagree. discuss what it means to respect others through disagreement. reflect on their own level of respect during
Respect and Teamwork (Grades K-5)
Overview: Students will practice the skills necessary to show respect and teamwork through a group project to build a structure. Students will practice teamwork, giving helpful feedback, and patience. Character Education Objectives: Students will: practice patience while being limited in
Respecting Differences (Grades K-5)
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.
Respect Yourself (Grades 6-12)
Respecting yourself and thinking positively about your body, mind, skills, and situation is important to build happiness in your heart. This lesson will focus on ways to show respect to yourself, others, and your surroundings by being grateful for who you are and what you have.
Conflict Resolution for Kids
Although we can’t protect our kids from problems, frustrations and heartaches, we can arm them with tools to better handle them. The more we help them learn to resolve conflicts peacefully, the greater the likelihood they’ll develop into more self-sufficient, and resourceful individuals able to deal any issue—and do so without our guidance.