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.
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 […]
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 […]
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).
Help students get organized while they learn about the Six Pillars of Character.
As we at Westwood-Bales Elementary prepare for the 2013-2014 school year, we’re displaying a few of our newest titles in our Character Case. What books will you be reading during your first few weeks back in your character building?
“Recently, the public radio show This American Life aired its 500th episode, a roundup of staff favorites from over the years. One of the moments, from a 1996 broadcast of a show called “The Cruelty of Children,” was an interview that host Ira Glass conducted with a first-grader on a school bus in Chicago. The […]
This week we completed a monumental project: Critical Educational Outcomes: Model Standards for Academic, Social, Emotional, and Character Development.
CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 Student Development Workshops are coming to a city near you this summer! Our 3-day training strengthens the fabric of your entire school, organization, community or youth group. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on the upcoming year and send three or more members of your faculty to a training this […]
Placing police officers on school campuses is nothing new. But in response to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and elsewhere, the idea is gaining traction. It’s also coming under fire by some youth advocates, judges and criminologists.