Every Monday afternoon at Burke Middle School in Pico Rivera, California, something special happens in the library.
Yet more proof that what we say and how we say it can have a ripple effect in the world: In the July issue of Archives of Surgery, Drs. Andrew S. Klien (MD) and Pier S. Forni (PhD) write that rude surgeons increase healthcare costs and decrease patient and co-worker well-being.
Drastic reductions in public funding for summer school and summer job programs mean summer break is broke for thousands of kids across the country.
Attending the Newark Peace Summit in New Jersey earlier this month, His Holiness the Dalai Lama led a panel discussion on ethics in education.
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.
Part of teaching respect is encouraging students to think about the people who work every day to keep us safe and healthy. While most kids can probably name several superheroes, in this lesson students consider the meaning of the word “hero” and where heroes might be found in real life.
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.
In Bird Child, the beautiful newcomer by Canadian teacher Nan Forler, birdlike Eliza has a wise mom who gifts her as an infant with a lifelong skill: wings to fly. This includes not only the ability stay positive, but also the ability to see solutions to situations and choices for conflicts.
Bullying victims tend to be polar opposites of bullies. They are often shy and quiet, with few friends and little social support at school. They may be physically weak or lack confidence in their strength. Hence, they rarely stand up to bullies. Victims often have poor social skills. One study showed that students and teachers […]