Sometimes real examples of character inspire our kids to become better. This website offers these examples through stories and video. You will also find topics for discussion, "Take Action" ideas for kids to get involved and critical reading skills worksheets. Look to the right of this site and "Explore By" age range and find over 50 pages of videos and articles about real teens and sports stars, to name a few, who practice good character qualities.
Giraffe offers a database of real heroes for kids to aspire to. Kids can nominate a hero and there are free classroom materials available. In this particular collection, Athlete Heroes are highlighted. Kids look up to athletes, especially those in MS and HS- show them that life is more than just about sports and that even athletes seek to make the world a better place!
What exactly should Character Education involve? This quick explanation offers six components that educators should consider when integrating character education in the classroom- from learning by example to engaging students as Moral Actors this article offers some insightful tips on how we can successfully implement quality character education.
Sometimes teens think what we do in the classroom is cheesy. They've probably been subjected to Character Ed. for most of their lives, so how can we ensure that our Character Ed. ideas are engaging? Read on for several tips that will make your Character Ed. ideas memorable and inspiring.
Sean Covey, the author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, offers various interactive checkups, surveys, and teen stories to help your teens find out more about themselves and to read what other teens have experienced so they too can learn and grow in character.