In-service season is here, so it’s time to plan a professional development workshop where we come to you and help provide solutions to whatever challenges face your school or organization.
“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” “Second place is just the first loser.” “Winning takes care of everything.” “Win or go home.” We’ve all heard quotes like these, and we’ve all seen the nightly broadcasts of playoff games that are “do or die.” I’m a huge sports fan, but sometimes I have to laugh when I hear broadcasters […]
When York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina, hosts a Character Development Seminar on April 30 – May 2, participants will get to see what a successful CHARACTER COUNTS! program looks like. (Learn more and register now to save your spot.) Here’s an advanced look from the school’s teachers and staff, who were kind […]
Dave Kinnoin, a multi-award-winning songwriter and performer, is making a special guest appearance at the Character Development Seminar in Rock Hill, South Carolina, April 30 – May 2. Is your school in the Charlotte area? Book one of his dynamic assemblies at your elementary school (CHARACTER COUNTS! Strikes a Chord) or middle school (The Best in […]
Did you know that, according to nobullying.com, one in four kids has been the victim of online bullying more than once? This and other disquieting statistics …
San Mateo County Office of Education and CHARACTER COUNTS! team up to battle bullying and to help kids learn to do the right thing.
This video from Common Sense Media includes a discussion on cyberbullying with Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. Also in the video: three websites for kids that teach lessons about kindness, plus a catchy song reminding young people to “pause and think” before […]
How not to get into college: Attend a university’s campus information session for prospective students and, during the presentation, tweet disparaging and expletive-laden comments about your fellow attendees.
New workshop gives you the tools and resources to teach young people about safe and responsible online behavior.
This week we completed a monumental project: Critical Educational Outcomes: Model Standards for Academic, Social, Emotional, and Character Development.