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.
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2012-08-27
This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.
Author: Amanda Hall
Publisher: Carson Dellosa Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998-02-01
This encouraging book covers the character traits of citizenship, compassion, fairness, honesty, integrity, perseverance, responsibility, respect, self-discipline and trustworthiness. It includes curriculum-based activities, art projects, patterns, worksheets, and much more to helps students develop a strong foundation for lifelong character.
Author: Mike Koehler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2001-08-15
This resource gives secondary teachers and counselors 95 ready-to-use lessons with reproducible activity sheets to promote healthy character development in students. The lessons are drawn from First-Class, a successful program initiated by students and teachers at Mundelein (IL) High School and can be used as is or adapted to fit the particular needs in any junior or senior high school. Major topics covered include: * the nature of good character * student behavior and the related issues of motivation, communication and family involvement * anger management, stress reduction, dealing with failure and impulse control * social issues such as family roles, violence and the impact of TV * prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sexual harassment * self-understanding and self-acceptance * caring about the school, using appropriate language, maintaining personal appearance, and volunteering
Author: Randy Traeger
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
What mother doesn't want her son to be respectful? What father doesn't want his daughter to be chaste? While Americans might disagree about a lot of things, it seems we are united by a basic set of socially objective virtues that transcends religious and political differences. We can and should use this common ground to help us reconstruct and solidify our moral foundations. Never before have our young people been fed from such a garbage can of media content: vulgarity, violence, drug and alcohol use, and sexual promiscuity. It's no wonder so many of us are sick. To obtain emotional, social, and spiritual health, we need a model for life that is based on virtue. Building Character One Virtue at a Time contains a treasure trove of inspiring quotes, stories, and essays about 52 unique virtues. Readers will begin to form a more virtuous self image as they identify who they truly are, where they belong, and where they need to go in order to be contributing members of our society and to live fulfilled lives.
Includes seven plays, dealing with respect, honesty, responsibility, commitment, love, courage and incorporates acting, music, visual arts, communication skills and fun to help reinvent morals for elementary age children.
Author: Lee Ann Rubsam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Topical Bible/character study for the Christian family. Suitable for family devotions, or character/Bible curriculum in the home school setting. Topics include: Stewardship, Teachableness, Mercy, Patience, Desire for Jesus.
Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and pro-social attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.
Author: John Yates
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Strong, firm character does not develop automatically. This book assists families in setting and achieving the goals necessary for developing eight essential character traits: integrity, faith, a teachable spirit, a servant's heart, self-discipline, joy, compassion, and courage. With refreshing honesty, John and Susan Yates share how parents and children can grow together in these qualities.
Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
Release Date: 2007
Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.