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An Easy Way to Build Good Character in the Classroom

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today’s society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those students who don’t have the parental support. Bringing character education into your classroom will also give the children a sense of community.  How do you fit character education into your already packed schedule?  I will show you an easy way to build good character in your classroom and provide you with a free printable to share with your students.

 

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today's society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those students who don't have the parental support. Bringing character education into your classroom will also give the children a sense of community.  How do you fit character education into your already packed schedule?  I will show you an easy way to incorporate good character in your classroom and provide you with a free printable to share with your students.

 

WHAT IS CHARACTER EDUCATION?

Character education is teaching children core values to learn how to become a model citizen.  Learning good character traits will help children identify and demonstrate positive ways of treating others.

 

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF GOOD CHARACTER TRAITS?

 

CARING–  Feel for others and want to help them

LOYAL–  Faithful and devoted to friends and family

TRUSTWORTHY–  Others can rely on you to do the right thing

COURAGEOUS–  Being brave even when things are scary or difficult

PERSEVERANT–  Determined to reach a higher goal

HONEST–  Tell and live the truth

RESPONSIBLE–  Follow through with commitments

RESPECTFUL–  Treat yourself and others with courtesy and kindness

FAIR–  Make decisions for the best outcome for everyone

FORGIVING–  Stop feeling angry towards someone

POLITE–  Have good manners

GENEROUS–  Offer time and energy without wanting something in return

KIND–  Considerate and helpful to others

OPTIMISTIC–  Being positive and helpful

 

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today's society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those students who don't have the parental support. Bringing character education into your classroom will also give the children a sense of community.  How do you fit character education into your already packed schedule?  I will show you an easy way to incorporate good character in your classroom and provide you with a free printable to share with your students.

If you would like this in a poster form click HERE or the image above.

 

HOW CAN YOU BUILD GOOD CHARACTER IN YOUR CLASSROOM?

1. At the beginning of the year, share the above character traits with students.

2. Pick one or two to focus on each month.

3. Read a mentor text and discuss the good character trait.

4. Brainstorm examples together on how to demonstrate that character trait.

5.  Identify that character trait in someone.  Suzy is caring when she _____________.   Kendall is polite when he _______________.        

 

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today's society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those students who don't have the parental support. Bringing character education into your classroom will also give the children a sense of community.  How do you fit character education into your already packed schedule?  I will show you an easy way to incorporate good character in your classroom and provide you with a free printable to share with your students.

 

6. Have students tell about a time they demonstrated that character trait.  I was responsible when I turned in all of my assignments.  I was kind when I helped Louis pick up the crayons he dropped.

7. Give students a card acknowledging that you or someone else saw them display that character trait.  Ex:

 

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today's society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those students who don't have the parental support. Bringing character education into your classroom will also give the children a sense of community.  How do you fit character education into your already packed schedule?  I will show you an easy way to incorporate good character in your classroom and provide you with a free printable to share with your students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like CHARACTER TRAIT DOOR DECOR OR BULLETIN BOARDS FOR THE YEAR, click the image below.  It provides editable title posters, brainstorming posters, cute student templates to write about and display “identifying the character”, other cut-outs for decoration, and cards to hand out.

 

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