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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over the next few weeks, we will feature guest educators and technology leaders in our weekly character education chats. Join us every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific).
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 […]
As Manager of Humane Education at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Dr. Kris Haley uses the Six Pillars of Character to teach kids about having empathy and compassion for animals – and each other. We love hearing about new applications for CHARACTER COUNTS!, so we asked Dr. Haley a few questions.
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.
Erin O’Connor has competed in only three pageants in her life — and won two. In March 2009, she entered the Miss Macomb pageant as a way to spread awareness of skin cancer prevention …