This lesson includes a 10-minute, professional growth video that allows you to reflect on connecting what matters with your classroom experience and efforts in school improvement.



  1. How is the concept of “one word” associated with character development?
  2. “I already got this character thing all figured out. I sure don’t need to reflect upon  character growth and development in my life.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
  3. How could this apply to your class? Your school? 
  4. In what way does having a common language like CHARACTER COUNTS! lead to a repetitive and pervasive initiative?


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