Character education can make a positive difference in the lives of children and teens. Teachers, principals and other school counselors are in a unique position to mold the lives of teens positively. Only parents and other family exert a stronger influence on students.
The total quality of a person's behavior, as revealed in their habits of thought, expression, their attitudes and interests, their actions, and their personal philosophy of life.
The state of being answerable; being accountable for getting a job or chore completed.
To assume the duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community, state or country.
The quality of being a person who is true, faithful and reliable.
To have a liking or fondness for; to feel interest or concern.
6. Respect for Self.
The ability to show consideration for another, who is similar or different from yourself.
7. Respect for others.
Always show respect for everyone. Treat people the way you want to be treated (The Golden Rule).
8. Respect for the environment.
To show appreciation for ones surroundings by making an effort to keep it clean and orderly; showing honor to nature and the earth.
To be able to play by the rules, treat others fairly, and give everyone an equal chance.
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See also: Teaching Character Education
Dealing With Lying is part of a great series of books that are used effectively in the classroom, simple and direct, to teach children not to lie. Also part of the series are books on fighting, teasing, anger, stealing, and bullying.What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character
, by Barbara A. Lewis
Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice, by Mary Ann Manos
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