As the holiday season is upon us, it can be difficult for students to resist the shopping and sales and materialism that can take over the process of gift giving and receiving if not kept in check. What a perfect time to review the Pillar of Caring and talk about showing gratitude to the most important people in our lives.
It’s said an image is worth a thousand words. But, in the age of social media, certain images of unappealing school meals can be worth millions of page views and a chance to make a difference. For nine-year-old UK student Martha Payne, a simple writing project in which she blogged about the highly unappetizing state of her school […]
If you could use a $1 donation to feed one person, or 20 people, which would you choose?
Every Monday afternoon at Burke Middle School in Pico Rivera, California, something special happens in the library.
Jennifer McKendrick, a photographer from Indiana County, PA, became a Facebook celebrity in August when she refused to photograph school bullies for their senior portraits.
An easy and reliable gadget to keep keys safe and in one place, our carabiner has the same gate mechanism as the heavy-duty ones used for mountain climbing and ropes safety. Ours aren’t designed for climbing, but this lesson plan explores the mountaineering origins of carabiners and the pillar of Responsibility.
Drastic reductions in public funding for summer school and summer job programs mean summer break is broke for thousands of kids across the country.
In the second part of the documentary Children Full of Life, Mr. Kanamori confronts his students about bullying. Finally, it is through their letter writing that the children take responsibility for their mistakes.
The documentary Children Full of Life tells the moving story of Toshiro Kanamori’s 4th grade class in Kanazawa, Japan. Mr. Kanamori teaches his students how to care for one another by having them write letters to their classmates and read them aloud.
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.