Teaching kids “performance character” qualities like grit, optimism and social intelligence is all the rage. The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a leading proponent of this approach. Does it go far enough?
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Each month we'll spotlight one of the Six Pillars of Character. We hope you'll join us by conducting activities and contests for kids that focus on responsibility throughout the month of July. Read CC! Director Jeff McMurdy's blog post, which outlines the new monthly program.
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See the entire speech CC! president Michael Josephson gave on "Character Education and Beyond" at the conference in Washington, DC.
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This comprehensive document draws on the latest research and incorporates the essence of Common Core, 21st Century Skills and social/emotional learning, as well as character development.
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Great for implementing CC! in the classroom and home, these planners (grades K-college) help students get organized and become college- and career-ready. Each includes 48 discussion ideas based on diverse people of character. Get a free sample and custom quote today!
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