Author: Anne D. Mather
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2006-03-15
In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.
(Grades 3-12) Word of the Week: 36 Weeks of Focused Character Building provides school counselors and educators with an easy way to integrate character building into your weekly lesson planning. It features thirty-six different character traits and behaviors addressing the Common Core standards in English/Language Arts through daily writing prompts. Word of the Week is a creatively designed resource book that puts a year of character building at your fingertips. Each week's character word includes: - a focus word and its definition - an inspiring thought for the week - an engaging class activity - stimulating daily writing prompts This book is an invaluable resource that provides thought-provoking activities to engage students' creativity and foster reflection, compassion, and integrity. Busy school counselors and teachers will appreciate its straightforward approach to character building. The activities are flexible enough for school-wide implementation or individual classroom application.
Author: Christopher Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2004-04-08
"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.
Black & White illustrations (Download all 52 color illustrations for free on ferahozbek.com/hero) 52 Black & White Illustrations: Unlock Meaningful Conversations with Your Children, Opening the Door to a Well-Rounded Life - Here's How What lasts longer than an Xbox, a laptop, and the hottest video game launch? Character. Trying to install this nine-letter ideal in your children's lives is difficult, no doubt about it. But we must carry out this task well, for the sake of our children. Building character is our top priority as parents because it does something remarkable: it guarantees a legacy. Let's build the right one, together. After all, they're worth it. Enter, Stage Right: The Hero Club Here's something to put on your iCal: reading The Hero Club with your children, laughing with them, and adding your own experiences to the lessons. Sure, The Hero Club: 52 Weekly Stories to Share with Your Children about Courage, Compassion, Honesty and other Character Traits that will Inspire Kids to be Heroes. The Hero Club is awesome on its own. When you pick up a copy, your youngsters will discover many fantastic stories, lessons, and insights, including: How a little time doing chores with Grandma opens the door for new thoughts on wisdom Why tolerance is truly at the core of American life How the temptation to ignore schoolwork deadlines leads to a need to become accountable, for life A sweet group of friends learning from each other, making these lessons stick around for the long term And when all else fails, Mom and Dad save the day And much more... Again, this is a book best read together with your little ones. Think of it as a convenient conversation starter for those necessary talks our kids really need. As they grow up, become adults, and start families of their own, they will look back fondly on those heartfelt conversations of days gone by. The best part? These lessons will set the foundation of life for the next generation, making it truly the gift that keeps on giving! Buy your copy of The Hero Club: 52 Weekly Stories to Share with Your Children about Courage, Compassion, Honesty and other Character Traits that will Inspire Kids to be Heroes. Simply scroll up and click the buy button.
The Bible is so much more than just a collection of stories. It is the overarching story of God's love for us, and a practical guide to daily living. The Character Builder's Bible highlights core character traits that can be learned from Bible stories and gives fun, practical ways to live out truths learned in ways that little minds can understand. The art is high quality, and the content addresses Bible stories in a new and fresh way. Parents are looking for ways to build biblical character into their kids, and this book is a great resource to help them with their efforts.
Author: Brian Farrell
Release Date: 2015-11-07
Personal Development For Kids teaches the main principles of Personal Development to children, in an easy-to-read, picture book format. Through simple sentences and phrases the main principles/ideas/mantras of Personal Development are presented so that a child can understand them. Each principle is on an open two-page spread, with an illustration, in Picture Book format. Wouldn't it be fantastic if children were exposed from an early age to the main principles of Personal Development? Principles that a lot of adults have come to live their lives by - providing clarity and understanding in a sometimes confusing world. It's never too early to learn about them From an early age children can absorb simple, but beneficial concepts that promote their well being as they develop their reasoning and emotions. This book gives them guidelines that their subconscious minds can refer back to as they grow. As rational, mindful, adults Personal Development principles are very beneficial to a lot of people, helping them be more aware and proactive in the lives they lead. Teaching these principles at an early age gives children coping skills to deal with their developing lives.
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
Author: Jamie C. Miller
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
52 playful and easy to understand activites to hhelp parents teach children moral lessons that they won't forget A child says, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids is a book about seeing and doing--a book that gives parents the ability to teach the powerful principles of honesty, trust, generosity, love, and other values. Children will discover the objectives themselves as they actively participate in fun games and activities. The games can be done in any order, with very little planning and with very few supplies--just common objects most people have around the house like toothpicks, string, pennies, or an apple. Some can be done while riding in the car, and others can be expanded to fill a whole evening with family fun. The activities in 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids will not only create cozy and enjoyable moments of family togetherness, they will have a lasting impact on your growing child.