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LEARNING CHARACTER COUNTS! seeks to instill in students critical learning skills and the belief in the importance of education and life-long learning as a means to enhance job and career opportunities and improve the quality of their lives. Students adopt a growth mindset and confidence that...

The fourth and final wheel of success focuses on a positive culture which consists of five components. School Climate outcomes embodied in the climate dimension of the CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 Student Development Workshop (SDW) addresses all essential dimensions of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The objective of this aspect...

The third wheel of success focuses on the values, attitudes, mindsets, and skills that assist each student reach his/her development and understanding of The Six Pillars of Character. Developmental outcomes embodied in the character dimension of the CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 Student Development Workshop (SDW) addresses all six pillars traits necessary in...

The second wheel of success focuses on the values, attitudes, mindsets, and skills commonly embraced in the concept of emotional intelligence. These critical non-intellectual traits and qualities are essential to personal well-being, life satisfaction and various aspects of personal and career success. The objective of this...

The first wheel of success focuses on the values, attitudes, mindsets, and skills that assist each student reach his/her intellectual and academic potential. Educational outcomes embodied in the academic dimension of the CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 Student Development Workshop (SDW) addresses all essential dimensions of the Common Core standards on...

The most critical component of an effective CHARACTER COUNTS! (CC!) student development initiative is our certificated comprehensive 3-day training. Persons completing this course will be certified as CHARACTER COUNTS! Champions, authorized to conduct internal in-service training and administer school or organization-wide CC! implementations. Who Should Attend: Certificated SDW...

JOSEPHSON INSTITUTE MODEL STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 is based on the Josephson Institute’s Model Standards of Academic, Social, Emotional and Character Development. The standards provide the first comprehensive integration of three core domains comprising the mission of modern educational...

JOSEPHSON INSTITUTE MODEL STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 is based on the Josephson Institute's Model Standards of Academic, Social, Emotional and Character Development. The standards provide the first comprehensive integration of three core domains comprising the mission of modern educational...

 by: Robert Tatman, Stacey Edmonson, John R. Slate from Rice University's OpenStax CNX  Introduction Dewey (1944) framed a rich historical context when he wrote that, “It is a commonplace of educational theory that the establishing of character is a comprehensive aim of school instruction and discipline” (p. 346). Poignantly...

- Michael Josephson is an influential and internationally renowned champion of character education for youth and ethical conduct in business, government, policing, journalism, sports, healthcare and law.  He is credited by many as the person most responsible for reviving and professionalizing the character education in...