In the nearly two years that I have had the privilege of being the National Director of CHARACTER COUNTS!, rarely a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me: What is CHARACTER COUNTS!? In nearly every case, I first respond with what we are NOT. CHARACTER COUNTS! is NOT a curriculum, an add-on, an out of-the-box […]
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 time to check in again with one of the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) 2012 National Schools of Character (NSOC) award winners. For part three of our series, we’re featuring the Lawrenceville Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Lawrenceville is also a CHARACTER COUNTS! school.
CC! presents great opportunities for project-based learning — that’s why we’ve got big PBL plans for CC! Week 2012.
The Horizon PAU has experienced big drops in behavioral referrals, suspensions, and incidents of psychiatric crisis.
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.
Should children and teens be allowed to purchase violent video games without their parents’ knowledge? The state of California said no in 2005, and passed a law that banned children under 18 from buying such games. But last month the U.S. Supreme Court declared that law unconstitutional — a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.
Underlying the CHARACTER COUNTS! program is the belief that positive change is possible. But even the most optimistic of educators – especially those who regularly read or watch the news – may occasionally doubt the value of their work or the possibility of positive change.
On May 17th, the first Cumbre Tus Valores Cuentan (CHARACTER COUNTS! Summit) convened in Puerto Rico, where government agencies, police departments, sports organizations, and hundreds of schools have adopted CHARACTER COUNTS!.
This month Save the Children published its 2011 State of the World’s Mothers report, and the results show that we in the U.S. have a lot of work to do.