Welcome to Character-in-Action
You have entered a land where Character rules. You may have planned to visit, or you may have stumbled across our border. Either way, we welcome you, and hope you will enjoy your stay.
Teachers find exciting Character Education materials here. From purpose-written books to attention-getting lesson plans to unusual activities and songs – we provide a wide range of helps. Join a Preferred Membership program, or order a la carte. Either way, we will partner with you in teaching character to any age.
Parents, business people, and community leaders use our materials to train those for whom they have responsibility. Others use them for personal character building. Take time to look around and, if you don’t see what you need, contact us.
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Every new teacher I ever met came with a dream. True, some dreamed only of a job that would pay well and give them a three-month summer vacation. They should never have received a teaching certificate. The ones that had more staying power came with a dream of making a positive difference in the lives of children and teenagers.
Young and eager, new teachers enter the profession wielding a handful of sparkly university ideas more wonderful than any magician’s wand – or so they choose to believe. Those wands soon lose their sparkle, however, tarnished by the five mistakes every new teacher makes.
I made those mistakes in my first year of teaching – and learned only after I became a principal that every new teacher makes […]
New teachers, of whom I was one more than thirty years ago, enter their chosen profession with big dreams – and trepidations. Some make one mistake after another. Some spread out their mistakes over the first school year. Certain mistakes vary from teacher to teacher, but there are five mistakes every new teacher makes.
In Part 1 of this series, we noted that those five mistakes every new teacher makes are based on assumptions. New teachers make assumptions that turn out not to be true. New teachers break the cardinal rule: “Never assume anything”.
We all are tempted to make assumptions, and may get away with small ones, but assumptions in matters of consequence can come back to haunt us. When we make assumptions, we are frequently […]
Why did you choose teaching as a career? What is it about this profession that appealed most to you? What is the one thing above others that you hope to do as a teacher?
We looked briefly, in Part 1 of this series, at the desire of many novice teachers to become the superhero educator they remember from their own childhood schooldays.
As a new teacher, you may be pursuing that vision. You listen when experienced teachers warn that there are five mistakes every new teacher makes, but you do not listen long enough to learn what those mistakes are. You are too busy creating your own superhero persona that will have students lining up, waiting for you to rescue them.
Well, listen up. You are […]
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- You get thoroughly tested materials that are used successfully at every grade level!
- You get a thought-provoking program that encourages 66 rather than a mere 6 traits.
What Customers Say
I was very excited to discover your program. The animals are cute, the lessons well planned. It is exactly what I was looking for to teach character to my children. We love the books and I have already begin recommending them to my friends! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!.
I am particularly impressed with the beauty and richness of the language of your series. Rich, colorful imagery and warmly personalized narrative combine with natural dialogue to engage and delight the reader. … little animal characters romp across the pages with a vibrancy, verve and a level of reflection, easily modeled by young audiences.
I really enjoyed your books and the message they provide students. They can be such a wonderful resource for me in the future. It seems that character education is not being taught at home anymore and it is left up to the schools to implement programs.
I have reviewed many websites and libraries reviewing materials on Character Education. I was really impressed by the information your site had and the material and resources available. I would like to be able to use this information and then promote it to area schools here in our area because like I said, good resources are hard to come by!
I just finished reading the books and they are wonderful. —just what we need for Character Counts! Thanks!