Character Traits Make a Whopping Difference!

Character traits – what are they? Simply put, character traits are the qualities that show an individual to be a person of high moral values. They are the distinguishing marks that tell us whether a person has character, i.e. high moral values. Character traits are the basis for family values […]

Character Education Lesson Plans Must Sell – Part 1 of 3

Character education lesson plans have a purpose, and that purpose is to sell high moral values to young people in a way that they find irresistible. Such selling is not automatic, of course. Character education lesson plans lying on a desk or standing on a shelf do no selling on […]

Character Education Lesson Plans Must Sell – Part 2 of 3

Character education lesson plans must be structured as top-notch, effective sales campaigns to make moral gemstones irresistible to young people. In Part One of this article, we considered three ineffective types of character education lesson plans: lectures, discussions, and role-playing. As we continue our examination of character education lesson plans, […]

Character Education Bulletin Boards Enrich Lesson Plans

Character education bulletin boards can enrich your character education lesson plans from day one by creating curiosity, anticipation, and suspense. You can build character education bulletin boards entirely, of course, but if you build them gradually over the whole time you are working on a unit, character education bulletin boards […]

Respect Video – Character Companions Video #1

Children of all ages love cartoons. Children of all ages love clowns, too. This powerful, entertaining video gives them both as it introduces the important character trait of respect. Children eagerly drink in the information as they laugh at the antics of Whiffenpoof. Launch a unit or a series of lessons with the video. Motivate children with it. Use it as a springboard for discussion, but never stop there. Assign practical applications of the subject, and follow through to be sure children are exercising the trait. Click on RESPECT VIDEO link above to preview video.

Responsibility Video – Character Companions Video #2

You know from the first video in this series how much children love the Character Circus animations. Younger children eagerly accept information from Eddie and Whiffenpoof. Older children let down their defenses when the clown and his sidekick rabbit present character traits. This compelling video makes an impact on them all with its introduction of responsibility. You can use this video to launch a unit or a series of lessons on responsibility. You can inspire children with it – making them desire responsibility in their own lives. Inspire discussion, but be sure that discussion flows into assigned practical application of the character trait. Click on RESPONSIBILITY VIDEO link above to preview video.

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