Give Out Classroom Jobs Every classroom has a list a mile long of things that need to get done every day. Take some of the workload off of yourself and give your students the reasonability of a classroom job. Assign students the job of washing the desks, collecting the papers, filing your paperwork, sharpening pencils, or organizing your classroom library.
She brings to the reader knowledge and experiences from her highly successful year career as a leader in education — as a teacher, counselor and administrator.
She knows that children who have limits in the home and parental expectations of good character have a much greater chance at success in school and in a career. Her book offers ideas that can be implemented in any family home. Model good character in the home. Tell your children where you stand on important issues.
Good character is both taught and caught. If we want children to internalize the virtues that we value, we need to teach them what we believe and why.
In the daily living of our lives, there are countless opportunities to engage children in moral conversation. Show respect for your spouse, your children, and other family members. Parents who honor each other, who share family responsibilities, and who resolve their differences in peaceful ways communicate a powerful message about respect.
If children experience respect firsthand within the family, they are more likely to be respectful of others. Simply stated, respect begets respect. Model and teach your children good manners.
Insist that all family members use good manners in the home. Good manners are really the Golden Rule in action.
Whether the issue is courtesy or other simple social graces, it is in the home that the true thoughtfulness for others has its roots. Have family meals together without television as often as possible.
Mealtime is an excellent time for parents to talk with and listen to their children and to strengthen family ties. Whether the meal is a home-cooked feast or fast food from the drive-through, the most important ingredient is the sharing time — the time set aside to reinforce a sense of belonging to and being cared about by the family.
Plan as many family activities as possible. Involve your children in the planning.
Family activities that seem quite ordinary at the moment are often viewed in retrospect as very special and memorable bits of family history. Model appropriate behavior regarding alcohol and drugs. Despite peer pressure, the anxieties of adolescence, a youthful desire for sophistication, and media messages that glamorize the use of drugs and alcohol, the family is the most powerful influence on whether a young person will become a substance abuser.
Plan family service projects or civic activities. At the heart of good character is a sense of caring and concern for others. Numerous opportunities for family service projects exist in every community, or even young children can participate. Read to our children and keep good literature in the home.
Great teachers have always used stories to teach, motivate, and inspire, and reading together is an important part of passing the moral legacy of our culture from one generation to another. Help them develop an appreciation for non-material rewards. Parents can make strong statements about what they value by the ways in which they allocate their own resources and how they allow their children to spend the funds entrusted to them.
Discuss the holidays and their meanings. Have family celebrations and establish family traditions. Some of the most effective character education can occur in the ongoing, everyday life of the family. As parents and children interact with one another and with others outside the home, there are countless situations that can be used to teach valuable lessons about responsibility, empathy, kindness, and compassion.
Assign home responsibilities to all family members.The Albert Shanker grant was established to defray the costs of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification to eligible New York State public school teachers.
The Character Education Partnership. Many ASCD members are demonstrating an interest in character development through participation in the new Character Education Partnership, Inc. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT is a unique one-semester curriculum designed to change dysfunctional attitudes and build resiliency, responsibility, and emotional intelligence in at-risk adolescents.
Through a variety of instructional approaches (group discussions, journal-writing, case studies, role plays, poems, analogies, and experiential exercises) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT . 1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate.
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