CHARACTER COUNTS! works for our students because it provides consistency, yet it is a system that allows us to go deeper each year as students age. It offers a nice balance between having consistent expectations but allows for us to use materials for any situation. Students know the character Pillars within their first week of school in kindergarten. We continue to teach lessons, discuss, and demonstrate these character traits throughout their education while allowing for those discussions to become more complex as students develop. CHARACTER COUNTS! has thousands of practical and relevant lessons, discussion topics, videos, and other resources for educators to use. These resources are right at our fingertips and they are highly engaging for kids. CHARACTER COUNTS! isn’t just something we do on the side. It’s the center of everything we do!
-Trevor Urich, Principal, Broadway Elementary (Denison, IA)