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 enough to share a couple videos (see below).
We also heard from first-grade teacher Lisa Ferguson, who describes how the program works in her class: “In my classroom, we don’t just use the language of CHARACTER COUNTS! — we walk the talk! My students can define each character trait and can give real life examples of how we model the character traits. We are a family in Fergusonville because we use the CHARACTER COUNTS! program as our foundation to build trust and respect for each other and our classroom. First graders emulate the behaviors we model for them toward each other as students and staff. In times of conflict, we ‘use our words’ to tell friends in a respectful manner how we are feeling even when we are angry or upset. I believe the CHARACTER COUNTS! program has made our classroom a family who cares and respects the opinions of others even when we do not agree with each other.”
First graders at York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina, learn about being trustworthy:
Teachers and the school counselor talk about implementing the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina: