A recent article in Education Week sheds some light on our nation’s bullying epidemic as it relates to children with autism.
It’s time to start planning for CHARACTER COUNTS! Week 2013. This year, the celebrations will take place the week of October 20-26. That may seem like a long way off, but when the new school year starts it will be right around the corner. That’s why we’ve already posted the first installment of resources.Full article
In the wake of December’s tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, school safety has become a hot-button issue. Last week, the White House released a $150 million proposal which aims to help the nation avert gun violence and improve school safety.
A recent survey showed that while teachers and administrators both believe school climate is important, their perspectives differed on how much was actually being done to improve students’ social and emotional growth.
In this month’s featured lesson, students will examine quotations from respected civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and connect them to The Six Pillars of Character.
Gratitude, my one little word, is on my heart and mind a lot these days, in part because I read a book over the winter break that suggests that we give thanks in all things. But is it possible to look for something to be grateful for in every situation?
CHARACTER COUNTS! is proud to announce Christina Butler has been appointed to the position of CC! Relationships Manager. Christina has been a part of the CHARACTER COUNTS! team since 2008, and has worked in various capacities such as Program Specialist and Program Manager.
If your character education initiative has made a difference, don’t keep it under wraps. Apply for the Character Education Partnership’s 2013 Promising Practices in Character Education, a national recognition program. Go ahead, let your bright light shine.
In the wake of Friday’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we want to pass along some links that provide helpful ways to talk to children about coping with acts of violence. There are no easy answers, but there are ways to make them feel safe, loved and supported.
According to a recent global study, Finland and South Korea sit atop the list for the best countries for educational systems. The U.S. ranked 17th overall out of 50 countries ranked in the report. The goal of the study, which was conducted by the education firm Pearson, was to determine factors that contribute to “successful educational outcomes.”
As the holiday season is upon us, it can be difficult for students to resist the shopping and sales and materialism that can take over the process of gift giving and receiving if not kept in check. What a perfect time to review the Pillar of Caring and talk about showing gratitude to the most important people in our lives.