#CharacterEdChat Returns to Twitter

Join us for the return of #CharacterEdChat in October! The Character Ed Chat is a great forum for educators to share best practices, key instructional strategies and experiences with others that helped improve school climate and/or create a community of character. Event Details: Host: @charactercounts Guest: Barbara Gruener, School Counselor, Author, Speaker, Trainer for CC! […]

How Do We Make Caring Commonplace?

By Barbara Gruener Early last week, a recent report from the Harvard Graduate School of Education caught my eye. “The Children We Mean to Raise: The Real Message Adults Are Sending About Values” reported that most young people in a recent survey said their parents and teachers rank achievement and happiness over caring for others. I immediately thought of my friend Sheila Sjolseth. She’s […]

Arizona Teacher Talks About How CHARACTER COUNTS! Works

Best Practices in Character Education: Q & A With Teacher James Sye In his latest blog post, CHARACTER COUNTS! Director Jeff McMurdy spotlights a few exemplary educators who are doing great things with CHARACTER COUNTS!. James Sye, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at La Paloma Academy in Tucson, Arizona, was one of them. We asked him to share his perspective and a […]

Barbara Gruener’s New Book for Character Educators

Regular readers of this blog know Barbara Gruener, the school counselor in Texas who writes monthly installments for us, in addition to maintaining her own blog, The Corner On Character. We’re pleased to announce the publication of her new book, What’s Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind, which is available in our online store, her […]

Thursday Chats on Character Education

We’re excited to announce and invite you to a series of weekly online chats about character education. The first one will be Thursday, July 18, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Yes, Thursday — as in tomorrow! Participation is easy. Just go to twubs.com/CharacterEdChat and log in with your Twitter account and you’ll be all set. “We’ll start […]

Remembering John Wooden

John Wooden, basketball coaching legend and hero to many, passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Wooden was a coach both on and off the court, impacting the lives of those who knew him with his inspirational messages.